Shapes/Geometry KS2 Maths. Improve children's geometry skills with these links to fun Maths learning activities. Suitable for ages 8-11 years, Key Stage 2. Perfect for the classroom or to reinforce skills at home.
Geometrical Language And Rules Video
A demonstration of the importance of using correct mathematical language. Descriptions of acute, right and obtuse angles as well as parallel and perpendicular lines. We compare and contrast the geometric properties of different triangles and quadrilaterals. A sketch explores naming shapes through their properties, while another looks at different types of angles and how they relate to shapes. One final sketch explores the properties of a rhombus
Shape And Space Interactive
This is a simple open ended shape and space investigation focussing on the formula for the perimeter of a shape. This is an ideal unit to introduce younger KS2 children to maths investigation skills as the patterns are simple to spot.
Shape And Space Printable
A selection of printable worksheets covering: 2-D and 3-D shapes and reflective symmetry.
Do you know your scalene from your isosceles? This activity will sharpen up your shape knowledge.
Shapes On The Playground Text
Sally and Ben went outside the school to draw some very large shapes on the tarmac. None of the shapes they drew shared any sides with any other shape - they were all drawn separately although some small shapes were inside larger shapes. The children each had a box of ten sticks of chalk. Each stick drew 10 metres before it was quite worn away. They both drew shapes with all sides one metre long.
Triangle Edges Interactive
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long? Each side can only use one stick but a triangle can use more than one stick of the same length. You could use the interactivity below to investigate the problem and try making some triangles.