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Geometric shapes are nothing new to you. You’ve been working with them since the first grade, even earlier than that. Still, as you advance in school, becoming very familiar with them is essential. You will need to measure them, be able to distinguish the shapes quickly by sight, determine their volume and, if you ever go into the field of construction or architecture you will definitely come across all different geometric shapes that you will need to incorporate into your designs and know how they will work in those designs.
The very basic geometric shapes include the circle, the square and the triangle. But those are just the beginning to the families of geometric shapes.
This quiz will not cover all of the geometric families but it will cover the following:
The Circle, as you may recall, included several parts such as the circumference/perimeter, the center point, the radius, the diameter, the chord, segments, sector and arc.
The Pyramid is usually one of the more popular shapes. Most people, when they hear the word “pyramid” think of the ancient pyramids of Egypt or South America. The pyramid shape is just that - an ancient shape. What mathematical information you should know about a pyramid is that it is a three dimensional shape. It is created by having a polygon as its base and then three to four triangles as its sides or faces and the triangles then meet each other at the vertex. There are a number of different types of pyramids that include:
The Prism is mostly associated with the study of light as we can see the colors of a rainbow through a prism. Prisms, however, come in a number of shapes, including the cube. These prisms get their name from the shape of its front and back face. The types of prisms include:
The Triangle can be used to create many other geometric shapes, including the pyramid discussed above. The triangle, however, also has its own series that include the following:
The Polygon is distinguished by the number of sides. These include the pentagon (5 sides), the hexagon (6 sides), the septagon (7 sides), the octagon (8 sides), the nonagon (9 sides), the decagon (10 sides) and the dodecagon (12 sides).
The thing about geometric shapes is that the number and types of shapes that can be made is almost limitless but, luckily, you will not have to address most of those. However, now that you’ve had a change to read through this introduction, let’s see just how many shapes you can distinguish!