# Definition of Pyramid

A pyramid is a solid object with

• A polygon (a plane shape with straight edges) for a base
• Sloping sides that are triangles that meet at the apex (the top)

Pyramids are one type of polyhedron.

The picture shows a pentagonal pyramid, but you can use any polygon as the base of a pyramid. The most common types of pyramids are triangular pyramids and square pyramids.

### Description

The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.

### Audience

Year 1 to Year 12 students

### Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter P

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