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Composite 2D Shapes

Directions: What shapes could be used to create this picture?

Make a list of the shapes needed, and how many of each you would need.



What shapes can you combine to create the picture?



There can be many different student solutions. One possible answer would be one rectangle, one square and three triangles.

Source: Bryan Anderson

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  1. I like this question. The answers you get might bring up a lot of good geometric vocabulary depending upon how students define shape. Do the shapes have to be polygons? Do they have to be convex polygons? This house could just be created with one big concave hendecagon.

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