In this section you will learn about the properties of Quadrilaterals (2D Shapes).

In addition to the images below, this video below looks at the properties of quadrilaterals.

Quadrilaterals as their name suggests all shapes that have four sides. The most common quadrilaterals are listed below.

Square Sides: Four equal sides, all four angles are equal (900). A square is therefore a regular quadrilateral.

Symmetry: Four lines, rotational order 4.

Rectangle Sides: Two pairs of opposite sides equal, all four angles are equal (900).

Symmetry: Two lines, rotational order 2.

Parallelogram Sides: Two pairs of opposite sides equal and parallel.

Symmetry: No lines, rotational order 2.

Rhombus Sides: Four sides equal, two pairs of opposite sides parallel.

Symmetry:  Two lines, rotational order 2.

Trapezium Sides: One pair of parallel sides and can also be isosceles as in the example above.

Symmetry: One line in the example above, rotational order 1. Sides: One pair of parallel sides in the example above.

Symmetry: No lines in the example above, rotational order 1.

Kite Sides: Two pairs of adjacent sides equal.

Symmetry: One line, rotational order 1.