English vocabulary for children on the topic of shapes
1. English vocabulary for children about basic shapes
At preschool and primary school age, squares, circles, triangles, etc. are the basic knowledge that children have access to. While children are familiar with the pictures, parents should combine teaching children English vocabulary about those pictures. That makes your child’s learning more effective and less time consuming.
Here is a list of basic shapes that your baby should be familiar with:
Circle: /’sɜ:kl/: Circle
A circle is a simple closed shape. (A circle is a simple closed shape.)
Polygon: /’pɒligən/: Polygons
A polygon is the part of the plane bounded by a polygon – a closed bend (consisting of consecutive line segments).
Triangle: /’traiæηgl/: Triangle
A triangle is a polygon with three edges and three vertices. (A triangle is a polygon with three sides and three vertices).
Quadrilateral: /kwɒdri’læ-tərəl/: Quadrangle
A quadrilateral is a polygon with four sides and four vertices. (A quadrilateral is a polygon with four sides and four vertices).
Square: /skweə[r]/: Square
A square is a regular quadrilateral, which means that it has four equal sides and four equal angles (90-degree angles or right angles). (A square is a regular quadrilateral, which means it has 4 equal sides and 4 equal angles (90 degrees or right angles).
Rectangle: /’rektæŋgl/: Rectangular
A rectangle is a shape with four sides and four corners. (A rectangle is a shape with four sides and four corners.)
Pentagon: /’pentəgən/: The Pentagon
A pentagon is any five-sided polygon. The sum of the internal angles in a simple pentagon is 540°. (A pentagon is any polygon with five faces. The sum of the angles in a simple pentagon is 540 degrees.)
Hexagon: /hek’∫əgən/: Hexagon
A hexagon is a six-sided polygon. The total of the internal angles of any simple (non-self-intersecting) hexagon is 720°. (The hexagon is a six-sided polygon. The sum of the angles in a simple (non-self-intersecting) hexagon is 720 degrees.
Octagon: /’ɒktəgən/: Octagon
An octagon is an eight-sided polygon or 8-gon. (The octagon is a polygon with eight faces).
Oval: /eʊvl/: Ellipse
An oval is a closed curve in a plane which “loosely” resembles the outline of an egg. (An oval is a closed curve in the plane, it’s not as tight as the contour of an egg.)
Star: /’stɑ:/: Star
A star has five corner vertices and intersecting edges. (A star has five corner vertices and intersecting sides.)
2. English vocabulary with some other shapes
In addition to the basic flat shapes mentioned above, if the children are interested in this topic, parents can also teach them some more English vocabulary about geometry topics such as:
Cone: /kəʊn/: Cone
Cube: /kju:b/: Cube
Cylinder: /’silində[r]/: Cylinder
Pyramid: /’pirəmid/: pyramid/pyramid shape
Sphere: /sfiə[r]/: Globular
Parallelogram: /pærə’leləgræm/: Parallelogram
Pentagon: /’pentəgən/: Regular pentagon
Hexagon: /hek’∫əgən/: Hexagon
Octagon: /’ɒktəgən/: Octagonal
Hopefully, the above useful information will help teachers or parents have more knowledge about English vocabulary of shapes to help teach and help children remember better if they combine directly. with figure.