Monday Challenge: 15th June
For this activity, you'll need:
- a piece of paper
- a pencil
- a ruler
- some coloured pencils or pens
Using your pencil and ruler, draw some straight lines on your piece of paper to make an interesting pattern. You can draw as many or as few as you like. This is what I drew:
Can you find any shapes which have three sides?
How about any with four sides?
What about 5 sides?
What about 6 sides?
Are there any shapes with more than 6 sides? If not, can you add lines so a shape with more than 6 sides is created?
Can you name the shapes you have made?
(e.g. triangle, quadrilateral etc)
Focus on the quadrilaterals. How many different types of quadrilaterals can you find?
What is the most common type of quadrilateral you have created? Why do you think this is the case?
Look at all the shapes you have created. For each shape, decide whether it is regular or irregular (use a ruler to help you make this decision).
Are there more regular or irregular shapes?
Why do you think this is?
If you would like to send your work into me, please use the following email address: dailychallenge@st-barnabas-kent,sch.uk