# Use knowledge of shape properties to sketch and identify shapes

I can use my knowledge of shape properties to sketch and identify shapes.

# Use knowledge of shape properties to sketch and identify shapes

I can use my knowledge of shape properties to sketch and identify shapes.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- Regular shapes have all sides the same length and all angles equal size.
- Knowledge of properties of shapes helps to sketch shapes.
- Knowledge of properties of shapes helps to identify shapes.

### Common misconception

Pupils might get confused by shapes which are almost polygons - for example, one of the lines is slightly curved - or almost regular - for example, one side is slightly longer than the others.

These are either not polygons or are irregular polygons. Ensure pupils are clear about that. Examples and non-examples are given, including 'almost' examples. You may wish to include more and display these in your Maths environment.

### Keywords

Regular - A regular polygon has all sides equal and all angles equal.

Irregular - An irregular polygon does not have all sides equal and does not have all angles equal.

### Licence

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## Video

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## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

hexagon

square

pentagon

octagon

## Exit quiz

### 6 Questions

regular triangle

square

regular pentagon

regular hexagon

regular heptagon

kite

trapezium

rhombus

isosceles

equilateral

scalene