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Shapes In The Stars

Find the mathematical shapes by joining up the stars. They are all regular polygons.

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Find two squares

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Find a triangle and a square

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Find two triangles and a square

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Find a triangle and two squares

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Find a pentagon and a triangle

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Find a pentagon and a square

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Find a hexagon and a triangle

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Find a hexagon and a pentagon

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There are answers to these puzzles but they are only available to teachers and parents who are signed in with a Transum Subscription.

This web site contains over a thousand free mathematical activities for teachers and pupils. Click here to go to the main page which links to all of the resources available.

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"Very good starters, help pupils settle very well in maths classroom."

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"Just a quick note to say that we use a lot of your starters. It is lovely to have so many different ideas to start a lesson with. Thank you very much and keep up the good work."

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This activity comprises of five challenges each one requiring you to type in one more fraction than the previous challenge and each starting with a different fraction. The starting fractions are one tenth, one quarter, one third, one half and four sevenths.


"Numeracy is a proficiency which is developed mainly in Mathematics but also in other subjects. It is more than an ability to do basic arithmetic. It involves developing confidence and competence with numbers and measures. It requires understanding of the number system, a repertoire of mathematical techniques, and an inclination and ability to solve quantitative or spatial problems in a range of contexts. Numeracy also demands understanding of the ways in which data are gathered by counting and measuring, and presented in graphs, diagrams, charts and tables."

Secondary National Strategy, Mathematics at key stage 3

Go Maths

Learning and understanding Mathematics, at every level, requires learner engagement. Mathematics is not a spectator sport. Sometimes traditional teaching fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of interactive activities and this web site provides many of those. The Go Maths main page links to more activities designed for students in upper Secondary/High school.


If you found this activity useful don't forget to record it in your scheme of work or learning management system. The short URL, ready to be copied and pasted, is as follows:

Sam Hadwen,

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

"I was wondering if you may be able to help. I was wondering if there was a particular name for the Shapes in The Stars puzzles on your site? I once had a book full of them but that has subsequently gone missing and cant for the life of me remember the name.
Any help is much appreciated."

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Don't wait until you have finished the exercise before you click on the 'Check' button. Click it often as you work through the questions to see if you are answering them correctly.