# 11.01 Name 2D shapes

Lesson

## Ideas

Do you remember the names of 2D shapes?

### Examples

#### Example 1

What is the name of the shape below?

A
Triangle
B
Rectangle
Worked Solution
Create a strategy

Think of a shape that has 2 pairs of opposite sides with equal lengths.

Apply the idea

From the option above, the shape that has 2 pairs of opposite sides with an equal length is a rectangle.

So the correct option is B: Rectangle

Idea summary

To help work out the name of a shape, think about properties like:

• How many sides it has

• What sides are the same length

## Shape names and properties

This video looks at the names of 2D shapes.

### Examples

#### Example 2

How many edges does each shape have?

a
Worked Solution
Create a strategy

We can count the straight lines around the square.

Apply the idea

The square has 4 straight lines around it.

So it has 4 edges.

b
Worked Solution
Create a strategy

We can count the straight lines around the kite.

Apply the idea

The kite has 4 straight lines around it.

So it has 4 edges.

Idea summary

To find the number of edges of a shape, count the number of lines that go around the shape.