Shape Makers - Which is Which?

Open the Shape Maker Sketchpad file. Click here
to open. You should see this:

Each of these squares is a unique shape maker whose names are listed
below.

Square Maker | Trapezoid Maker |

Rectangle Maker | Kite Maker |

Parallelogram Maker | Quadrilateral Maker |

Rhombus Maker |

Unfortunately, their name tags have been replaced with letters so can’t tell which is which.

Figure out the real name for each Shape Maker.

For example, here is how you figure out which one shape A is.

Click on shape A and drag it away from the others.

Drag the upper left hand vertex of the shape to the left, up and to the
right. What do you notice?

Do the same with the lower left hand vertex.

Repeat with the upper right hand vertex.

And the lower right vertex. No matter how you move each of the vertices
the resulting shape always has the same name. What name is that? (It's
a parallelogram. Because the opposite sides are always parallel no
matter how you twist or stretch it.)

Do the same with B, C, D, E, F, and G and then fill in the chart below.
Describe how you figured out the true identity of each Shape Maker.

Letter |
Real Name |
How did you figure it out? |

A |
Parallelogram | Opposite sides are always
parallel. |

B |
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C |
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D |
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E |
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F |
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G |

(Hint: if your not sure why, look up the definitions of each of the shape makers.)