A quadrilateral is a polygon with four sides and four vertices. The sum of the interior angles of a quadrilateral is always 360 degrees. There are several types of quadrilaterals, each with its own unique properties.

**Rectangle:**A rectangle is a quadrilateral with four right angles. Opposite sides of a rectangle are equal in length.**Square:**A square is a special type of rectangle with all sides of equal length. It also has four right angles.**Parallelogram:**A parallelogram is a quadrilateral with opposite sides that are parallel and equal in length.**Rhombus:**A rhombus is a parallelogram with all sides of equal length.**Trapezoid:**A trapezoid is a quadrilateral with at least one pair of parallel sides.

When studying quadrilaterals, it is important to understand their properties. These properties can help us identify and classify different types of quadrilaterals.

- A quadrilateral's diagonals are line segments that connect opposite vertices.
- The diagonals of a rectangle are equal in length and bisect each other.
- The diagonals of a rhombus are perpendicular bisectors of each other.
- The diagonals of a square are equal in length, perpendicular, and bisect each other.
- The sum of the measures of the interior angles of any quadrilateral is always 360 degrees.

Here are some key points to remember when studying quadrilaterals:

- Understand the definition of a quadrilateral and be able to identify the number of sides and vertices in a given shape.
- Be able to recognize and differentiate between the different types of quadrilaterals based on their unique properties.
- Practice calculating the measures of interior angles in various quadrilaterals.
- Understand the properties of diagonals in different types of quadrilaterals.
- Practice solving problems involving the properties of quadrilaterals, such as finding missing side lengths or angles.

By mastering these concepts and properties, you'll be well-prepared to work with and solve problems related to quadrilaterals.

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Number and Operations (NCTM)

Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems.

Understand and use ratios and proportions to represent quantitative relationships.

Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates.

Develop, analyze, and explain methods for solving problems involving proportions, such as scaling and finding equivalent ratios.

Geometry (NCTM)

Analyze characteristics and properties of two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes and develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships.

Understand relationships among the angles, side lengths, perimeters, areas, and volumes of similar objects.

Create and critique inductive and deductive arguments concerning geometric ideas and relationships, such as congruence, similarity, and the Pythagorean relationship.

Apply transformations and use symmetry to analyze mathematical situations.

Describe sizes, positions, and orientations of shapes under informal transformations such as flips, turns, slides, and scaling.

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Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements.

Solve problems involving scale factors, using ratio and proportion.

Grade 8 Curriculum Focal Points (NCTM)

Geometry and Measurement: Analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures by using distance and angle

Students use fundamental facts about distance and angles to describe and analyze figures and situations in two- and three-dimensional space and to solve problems, including those with multiple steps. They prove that particular configurations of lines give rise to similar triangles because of the congruent angles created when a transversal cuts parallel lines. Students apply this reasoning about similar triangles to solve a variety of problems, including those that ask them to find heights and distances. They use facts about the angles that are created when a transversal cuts parallel lines to explain why the sum of the measures of the angles in a triangle is 180 degrees, and they apply this fact about triangles to find unknown measures of angles. Students explain why the Pythagorean Theorem is valid by using a variety of methods - for example, by decomposing a square in two different ways. They apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find distances between points in the Cartesian coordinate plane to measure lengths and analyze polygons and polyhedra.