Today we are going to learn some facts about Pentagons for kids.
Pentagon Facts for Kids Fact Number 1: It’s a five-sided shape
A pentagon is a five-sided shape, they are polygons with five straight sides. A pentagon is formed from three triangles, so the sum of angles in a pentagon = 3 × 180° = 540°.
Pentagon Facts for Kids Fact Number 2: It is derived from a Greek Word
The definition of pentagon shape is derived from the Greek word as “Penta” denotes five, and “gon” denotes angle. The pentagon is a 5-sided polygon.
Pentagon Facts for Kids Fact Number 3: Different Types of Pentagons
Pentagons can be categorized into regular and irregular Pentagons. Here are the differences:
On a regular pentagon All the interior angles and the sides are equal.
On an irregular pentagon All the interior angles and the sides are of different measures.
Pentagon Facts for Kids Fact Number 4: Convex and Concave Pentagons
There are also Convex and Concave pentagons. On a convex pentagon all the interior angles are < 180°, and the vertices point outwards. On a Concave pentagon one or more interior angles are > 180°, and the vertices point inwards.
Pentagon Facts for Kids Fact Number 5: The Perimeter a Regular or Irregular Pentagon
The perimeter of a regular or irregular pentagon is the distance around its five sides. It is the sum of its sides. Perimeter of a Pentagon = (side1 + side2 +side3 + side4 + side5) units.
We hope you enjoyed learning about pentagons, check out these articles about some other shapes: Polygons, Geometric Shapes, Isosceles Triangle and 2D and 3D Shapes.
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