Identifying and describing the properties of 2-D shapes

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Properties of 2D Shapes


2D shapes have:

  • VERTICES = angles = corners

Lolly sticks and velcro dots


They are so easy to make, but remember to put the dots on both sides and each end of your sticks.

I used coloured lolly sticks and velcro dots. You can also use cut up straws and play-doug balls.

The Challenge: Build and Name the Polygon


You can use any materials you have at home to build it.

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Free Worksheet


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Geomag Fun


Geomag is great for that. You can use metal balls for vertices and magnetic sticks for sides. Look at the shape first and count how many vertices and sides will you need to build them. Use desired mathematical language.

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Magnetic Shapes

magnetic shapes

These are really lovely to explore the properties of the shapes as they are ready to use. You can also join them to build 3D shapes.

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BrainBox Maths

BrainBox Maths is unbeatable to learn math’s facts and practice memory - I also use the abacus (to count points), 30 seconds timer - instead of 10seconds that came with the box. I found out that 10s. is not enough YET, for my 6 years old to memorise a page.

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Tap Tap

tap tap

Do you still have classic Tap Tap? Well… use it with a different purpose. Talk about the shapes in your picture and their properties. Which shape is good for what?

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