Rectangles Facts for Kids – 5 Great Facts about Rectangles

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Updated on: Educator Review By: Michelle Connolly

Today we are going to learn some magical facts about rectangles for kids.

Rectangles Facts for Kids Fact Number 1: Four Sides Shapes

Rectangles are quadrilaterals – these are shapes with four sides. The parallel sides are equal to each other. This is a defining feature of a rectangle.

Rectangles Facts for Kids Fact Number 2: Cuboids

Rectangles are 2D shapes – their 3D counterpart is a Cuboid. A 2D shape is one that is flat and only has two measurements – length and width.

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Rectangles Facts for Kids Fact Number 3: Corners on a Rectangle

Each of the corners on a rectangle is 90 degrees – this is called a right angle. A right angle occurs when two straight lines intersect each other at 90˚ or are perpendicular to each other at the intersection.

Rectangles Facts for Kids Fact Number 4: Perimeter of a Rectangle

To find the perimeter of a rectangle you can take the measurement of one of the long sides and one of the shorter sides, multiply each by two and add them together.

Rectangles Facts for Kids Fact Number 5: Area of a Rectangle

To find the area of a rectangle you should find the length and multiply by two, then find the width and multiply by two. Then you should add these two numbers together. Here is the formula, P=2(l+w).

We hope you enjoyed learning about rectangles, check out these articles about some other shapes: Polygons, Geometric Shapes, Isosceles Triangle, Pentagon, and 2D and 3D Shapes.

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