Why does this fold create an angle of sixty degrees?
Make a centre crease down the length of the paper then open it up.
Next fold one corner over and onto the centre crease so that the fold line passes through the corner next to it (on the short side of the paper).
Is a Square a Rectangle?
Make a record of all the rectangles that you can find in this shape.
Which rectangles are exactly the same (congruent)?
Which rectangles are similar?
Is a Square a Rectangle – Template
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Doesn’t Add Up
Look at this square divided into four pieces : two identical triangles and two identical trapezia.
The edge of length 3 from each triangle matches with the edge of length 3 from a trapezium so that the four pieces from the square now occupy a rectangular space.
The square had side length 8 […]
This activity is about rectangles with whole number dimensions. With other lengths and breadths there are infinitely many possible rectangles so here we just stick to whole numbers.
How many rectangles can you make with perimeter 12 units?
What do you know about rectangles? What is the smallest rectangle that you can […]
INDIVIDUAL OR WHOLE CLASS ACTIVITY
Sort these quadrilaterals into 4 sets of 4 and describe the properties of each set.
.GROUP ACTIVITY – groups of 4
Cut out 16 cards and mix them up.
Give each member of the group 4 cards. They must give their cards to other members of the […]
In how many ways can you fit all three pieces together, edge to edge, to make shapes with line symmetry?
The first of these examples shows a symmetrical arrangement, the second is not allowed because the pieces are not placed edge to edge and the third is not symmetrical.
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