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A parade of shapes introduces the properties of 2D four sided and three sided shapes. Children are encouraged to identify these in the environment around them. The programme is split into three sections.
First, there is the case of the disappearing shapes. This animated sequence takes a fun look at how the world would be without four sided shapes.
The next section is called Getting into Shape. Implicit shapes can be abstracted from everyday shapes around us. A fun sequence at the "shape gym" explores the properties of triangles and how some of them fit easily within quadrilaterals.
And finally, there is Shapes within Shapes. After the disappearance of the four sided shapes, triangles are filling the gaps that have been left. We expand on the properties of shapes.
Part of the series: Vocational GCSEs