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Identify Parallel, Perpendicular and Intersecting Lines

In this worksheet, students will state whether two lines are parallel, perpendicular or intersecting.

'Identify 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.


parallel lines


Lines are intersecting if they meet or cross over.


intersecting lines


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


perpendicular lines


Let's look at an example question.



Ben draws this pair of lines:


perpendicular lines


Are they parallel, perpendicular or intersecting?


Ben's lines cross over at right angles, so they are perpendicular but they are also 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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