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Mensuration

There are 366 different Starters of The Day, many to choose from. You will find below some starters on the topic of Mensuration. A lesson starter does not have to be on the same topic as the main part of the lesson or the topic of the previous lesson. It is often very useful to revise or explore other concepts by using a starter based on a totally different area of Mathematics.

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Mensuration Starters:

Area Two

How many different shapes with an area of 2 square units can you make by joining dots on this grid with straight lines?

Bizarre Triangle

By how much would the area of this triangle increase if its base was enlarged to 8cm?

Christmas Tables

Which of the two shapes has the largest area? You will be surprised!

Cross Perimeter

Calculate the distance around the given shape

Goat Grazing

Find the loci of the goat's position as it eats the grass while tethered to the rope.

Missing Square Puzzle

The missing square puzzle is an optical illusion used to help students reason about geometrical figures.

Oblongs

Find the dimensions of a rectangle given the perimeter and area.

Quads

Calculate the areas of all the possible quadrilaterals that can be constructed by joining together dots on this grid.

Shopping List

A quick quiz about five items on a shopping list written 40 years ago.

Stair Perimeter

Use the information implied in the diagram to calculate the perimeter of this shape

Step Perimeter

Is it possible to work out the perimeter of this shape if the lengths of all the sides are not given?

 

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