It was a wet Sunday afternoon and I was in a dissecting mood. Using different colours I split each of the outlines below into 2 similar shapes.
Your challenge is to work out how I did it (click the help tab above for more).
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❎Similar Shapes  A basic similar shapes exercise.
Level 1  Use the colours to dissect the outlines into 2 Parts
Level 2  Use the colours to dissect the outlines into 3 Parts
Level 3  Use the colours to dissect the outlines into 4 Parts
Level 4  Use the colours to dissect the outlines into 5 Parts
More Shape Activities including lesson Starters, visual aids, investigations and selfmarking exercises.
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See the National Curriculum page for links to related online activities and resources.
Click a paint tin then click a square in one of the outlines to change its colour.
Your objective is to split the area inside the outline into a number of similar shapes. So, for example if this is the outline given:
The similar shapes could be shown using the colours like this:
Notice that each of the coloured shapes are similar (but not all congruent).
For each outline there may be a number of different ways to fill it with similar shapes. You need to find the way I did it to be marked correct. You can have as many different attempts as you want (use the clear button to start again). The colours don't matter, you do not need to choose the same colours as I did. It is just the shapes that need to be correct.
You can learn more about the concept of similar shapes by doing the Similar Shapes exercise.
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