How many mathematical shapes do you know?
Write down the names of them in the back of your exercise book
Underline the names of the regular shapes
Tweet about this starter  Share 
Topics: Starter  Circles  Geometry  Shape  Vocabulary
How did you use this starter? Can you suggest
how teachers could present or develop this resource? Do you have any comments? It is always useful to receive
feedback and helps make this free resource even more useful for Maths teachers anywhere in the world.
Click here to enter your comments.
If you don't have the time to provide feedback we'd really appreciate it if you could give this page a score! We are constantly improving and adding to these starters so it would be really helpful to know which ones are most useful. Simply click on a button below:
This starter has scored a mean of 3.1 out of 5 based on 105 votes.
Previous Day  This starter is for 30 January  Next Day
Which shapes are pupils probably not going to remember? Let us know here.
There is a printable page of shapes to go with this activity. Pupils can write on the page to name the shapes and show their properties such as parallel lines, lines of symmetry and equal angles.
Casio Classwiz CalculatorThere is currently a lot of talk about this new calculator being the best in its price range for use in the Maths classroom. The new ClassWiz features a highresolution display making it easier to view numerical formulas and symbols but it isn't a graphical calculator as such (it has the capacity to draw graphs on your smart phone or tablet, via a scannable QR code and an app). As well as basic spreadsheet mode and an equation solving feature you also get the ability to solve quadratic, cubic or quartic polynomial inequalities and the answer is given just as it should be written down, using the correct inequality symbols! This calculator has a highperformance processor and twice the memory of previous models ensuring speedy operation and superior computational power.more... 
Teacher, do your students have
access to computers? 

Here a concise URL for a version of this page without the comments.
Transum.org/go/?Start=January30
Here is the URL which will take them to a related student activity.
Do your students know how to make a database?
How about a shapes database?
Query the database about the properties of the shapes.