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# root words

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## Meghan Lake

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#### Transcript of root words

Geometry Root Words uni- Root words help us unlock the meanings of
unfamiliar words. Why is it important that
we know root words in
Geometry? language objective: content objective: Understanding basic prefix (beginning) root (stem) words in Geometry uni -
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octa - Root words in Geometry are an important part of understanding the basic forms and shapes that surround us everywhere. uni = one (1) root word: Geometry word: unit A single undivided whole unicycle bi- uni -
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root word: Geometry word: to cut an angle in half bisect bicycle tri- tri = three (3) root word: triangle A polygon with three sides Geometry word: triplets quad- quad = four (4) root word: quadrilateral A polygon with four sides (edges) and four vertices (corners) Geometry word: quadriceps penta- penta = five (5) root word: Geometry word: pentagon A polygon with five (5) sides and vertices Having five (5) digits on each hand or foot. pentadactyl hexa- hexa = six (6) root word: Geometry word: hexagon A polygon with six (6) sides and vertices hexastyle having six columns hepta- hept = seven (7) root word: bi = two (2) uni -
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octa - Geometry word: heptagon A polygon with seven (7) sides and vertices heptathlon seven (7) track and field events uni -
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octa - root word: octa- octa = eight (8) Geometry word: octagon A polygon with eight (8) sides and eight vertices
octopus uni - one (1)
bi - two (2)
tri - three (3)