# Identifying Categories of Quadrilaterals

Quadrilaterals are 2-d shapes made up of **four** straight sides – like a square. You need to be able to identify various categories of these shapes in the transfer test. Here are the ones you will need.

Note that if a shape doesn’t fit any of the types, then it is described as ** scalene, **which just means

**irregular**or

**without any special properties**. There is no symmetry and there are no lines parallel to one another.

Note also that the trapezium is called the trapezoid in North America – you may see this mentioned in on-line resources.

##### Answers:

1. Rectangle

2. Trapezium

3. Parallelogram

4. Kite

5. Square

6. Rhombus

7. Parallelogram

8. Rectanle

9. Kite [hint: it has been rotated by 45° – watch out for this!]

10. Trapezium

11. Rhombus

12. Scalene