Squares: Definition and Properties


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Which of these does a square NOT fall into?

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Select the statements that are properties of a square:

A: All four sides are equal

B: All angles are equal

C: All angles are right angles

D: Opposite sides are parallel

E: There are four sides

2. A square with sides of 3 inches has a perimeter of what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Squares have very rigid, specific properties that make them a square. This quiz tests you on some of those properties, as well as how to find the perimeter and area.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This square quiz tests your ability to:

  • Determine what shape a square does or does not fall into
  • Recognize the two defining properties of squares
  • Solve for the perimeter of a square
  • Calculate a square's area
  • Recall how much the angles of a square measure

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most important information found in the lesson on the properties of squares
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider whether or not a square falls into a given category
  • Problem solving - calculate the perimeter and area of given squares when told the length of its sides
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've acquired regarding squares

Additional Learning

The lesson Squares: Definition and Properties covers the following objectives:

  • Contrast squares with other shapes
  • Provide formulas relevant to squares
  • Give examples of squares in real life