# Pentagon Facts for Kids – 5 Amazing Facts about the Pentagon

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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