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
Topics: Starter  Circles  Geometry  Shape  Vocabulary
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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.
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Do your students know how to make a database?
How about a shapes database?
Query the database about the properties of the shapes.
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