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Identify Line Types: Parallel, Perpendicular and Intersecting Lines

In this worksheet, students must say whether two lines are parallel, perpendicular or intersecting.

'Identify Line Types: Parallel, Perpendicular and Intersecting Lines' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Properties of Shapes

Curriculum subtopic:   Identify Line Types

Popular topics:   Geometry worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will be learning about parallel, intersecting and perpendicular lines. 


Lines are parallel if they never meet, however far they are extended. They are the same distance apart all the way along.


Lines are intersecting if they meet or cross over.



Lines that cross at 90° or at right angles are called perpendicular.


Let's look at an example question.



Ben draws this pair of lines. 



Are they parallel, perpendicular or intersecting?


Ben's lines cross over at right angles, so they are perpendicular but can also be described as intersecting.


Now you've been introduced to the vocabulary, you are ready to try some questions about parallel, perpendicular, and intersecting lines. 

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