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An introduction to 2D shapes. A street performer challenges children to make different shapes. The performer starts with a square piece of paper and asks a child to turn it into another shape. He challenges the children to make triangles, smaller squares and a star.
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10 September 2007

Classroom Ideas

This clip can be used in a lesson which takes place after a range of shapes have been taught in order to further the children's learning about dimensions and angles of shapes. Pupils could be given the opportunity to use what they have seen in the clip to make as many of a set list of shapes as they can, with a single piece of paper. As an extension, they can be encouraged to look at whether angle size or number of sides change as the shapes get smaller. This could spark an activity where pupils are shown how to measure angles and then asked to record and compare angle sizes as the shape increases and decreases in size.

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