 # 8.01 Shape patterns

Lesson

## Ideas

Do you know the names of 2D shapes? Try this question.

### Examples

#### Example 1

Which of these shapes is a square?

A
B
C
D
Worked Solution
Create a strategy

Count the sides in each picture.

Apply the idea

A square has 4 sides. The picture in option A has 4 sides and the rest do not.

So the correct option is A.

## Shape patterns

This video explains how we can identify and continue patterns.

### Examples

#### Example 2

What is the next shape in the pattern?

A
B
C
Worked Solution
Create a strategy

Look for repetition in the pattern.

Apply the idea

Notice the pattern goes triangle, hexagon, triangle and then repeats and begins with triangle again. So the next shape will be a triangle, because the pattern is starting again.

The correct option is C.

Idea summary

When identifying a pattern, look at all the different parts

• colour

• shape

• position

• number

### Outcomes

#### MA2-8NA

generalises properties of odd and even numbers, generates number patterns, and completes simple number sentences by calculating missing values