# Practise Recognising 2D Shapes in Everyday Objects

In this worksheet, we will be looking at circles, triangles, rectangles, and squares that we can see in everyday life.

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Properties of Shapes

Curriculum subtopic:   Recognise 2D and 3D Shapes

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#### Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will be looking for shapes in everyday objects.

What shapes can we see in our daily lives?

We are going to look for circles, squares, rectangles, and triangles.

Let's remind ourselves of these shapes.

Circle

A circle is a shape with one curved side that looks like this:

Rectangle

A rectangle is a shape with four straight sides. The opposite sides of the shape are the same length.

Here is a rectangle:

Square

A square is a shape with four straight sides and each side is exactly the same length.

Here is a square:

Triangle

A triangle is a shape with three straight sides. The sides can be different lengths.

Here are some triangles:

Where do we see these shapes in everyday life?

Here are some objects that are a circle shape:

Here we have a clock, a coin, and a bicycle wheel.

Can you see that they all have one curved side? This makes all these objects a circle shape.

Here are some objects that are a rectangle shape:

Here we have a wooden door, a television, and a calculator.

Can you see that all these objects have straight sides and the opposite sides are the same length?

This means that they are all rectangle-shaped.

Here are some objects that are square in shape:

Here is a set of windows and the present the fox is holding.

Can you see that the outline of both the windows together makes a square as each side is the same length?

The present the fox is holding also has four equal sides, which makes it a square.

Finally, here we have some objects that are a triangle shape:

The pyramids in Egypt and this road sign are both triangular-shaped as they have three sides.

Shall we have a go at some questions?

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