Quadrilaterals. Kimberly A. Yuretich. Objectives. To identify any quadrilateral, by name, as specifically as you can, based on its characteristics. Quadrilateral. a quadrilateral is a polygon with 4 sides. Specific Quadrilaterals.
Kimberly A. Yuretich
A quadrilateral simply has 4 sides – no other special requirements.
A parallelogram has two pairs of parallel sides.
A rhombus is a parallelogram that has four congruent sides.
A rectangle has four right angles.
A square is a specific case of both a rhombus AND a rectangle, having four right angles and 4 congruent sides.
A trapezoid has only one pair of parallel sides.
An isosceles trapezoid is a trapeziod with the non-parallel sides congruent.
(Each of these examples shown has top and bottom sides parallel.)
An kite is a quadrilateral with NO parallel sides but 2 pairs of adjacent congruent sides.