If two squares overlap, what shapes can the overlapping region make?
Which of the following shapes can the overlap (the green area) be?
Rectangle :: Square :: Kite :: Trapezium :: Parallelogram :: Triangle
Pentagon :: Hexagon :: Heptagon :: Octagon
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Instructions for Teacher: Click and drag on either of the squares to stop the animation. Hold the shift key and drag to rotate a square. Use the snipping tool or a screen grab program to copy and paste the overlapping shapes you find.
Tip for Teacher: I found it very easy using PowerPoint (Keynote) to easily draw a square, duplicate it then mowe around the squares looking for answers. Set the fill attribute to no fill or, for the advanced, coloured yellow and aqua with 50% opacity (transparency).
Note to teacher: The starter originally designed for the 27th February was called Texting. It contained a photograph of my mobile phone! How time marches on at a pace and my trusty old phone now looks really dated. Newer phones don’t use predictive text in the same way as they provide a full keyboard so the premise of the Starter is quite dated.
If however you would still like to use that Starter you can find it here: Texting
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Teacher, do your students have
access to computers?
Here a concise URL for a version of this page without the comments.
Here is the URL which will take them to a related student activity called Polygon Pieces.
See the National Curriculum page for links to related online activities and resources.