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Published: 03/06/2019
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Whispers game: 2D shapes

A resource in our Whispers game series. This one looks at the properties of 2D shapes, included are:length of sides, size of angles, parallel lines and reflection symmetry as well as the notation to show these.

This is a group task about mathematical communication and attention to detail. Students play in groups of 4 and the idea is to end up with the same 2D shape that you started with, or be able to work out what mathematical or communication error was made along the way.


Student A is given a picture of a shape.

               Describe the shape above in as much detail as you can without drawing it.

Student B: Draw the shape described above showing all the labels.


See other resources: Geometry and measure | 2D shapes – identifying polygons | 2D shapes – identifying triangles and special quadrilaterals

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