Can you make the shapes?

P7B have been working together in problem solving to use their reading and maths skills. They read a description and tried to create a shape that fitted the description. We used our iPads to help with our drawings and learnt how to use the ruler function to measure and draw straight lines.

We found it was interesting that we all interpreted the instructions differently and there wasn’t just one way of creating the shape.

Here are a few of the descriptions – see if you can create the shape (it was much harder than we first thought).

  1.  A five-sided shape with one right angle and one pair of parallel sides.

  2.   A four-sided shape with two pairs of parallel sides, four equal sides and no right angles.

  3. A six-sided shape with no right angles and one pair of parallel sides.




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