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The triangle is shape that is formed by 3 straight lines that are called sides.

There are different ways of classifying triangles according to their sides or angles.

Triangles According to their Angles: 

1. Right Angle: The largest of the 3 angles is a right angle

Right angle Triangle
Right angle Triangle.

2. Acute Angle: The largest of the 3 angles is an acute angle (less than 90 degrees).

In the example below the largest angle is 70º which is less than 90º

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Acute angle Triangle.

3. Obtuse Angle: The largest of the 3 angles is an obtuse angle (greater than 90º).

In the example below the largest angle is 135º which is greater than 90º

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Obtuse angle Triangle.

Triangles According to their Sizes:

1. Equilateral Triangle:

  • All 3 sides are the same length.
  • All three angles are congruent and are equal to 60 degrees.
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Equilateral Triangle.

2. Isosceles Triangle:

  • It has 2 sides that are of equal length. (An Equilateral triangle is also isosceles. The definition of an equilateral triangle is that all three sides are of equal length; therefore any two sides are of equal length; and, therefore an equilateral triangle is isosceles).
  • Angles opposite to these equal sides are also equal (so \( \scriptsize \angle x = \angle y \))
Isosceles Triangle
Isosceles Triangle.

3. Scalene Triangle: A triangle which has all the sides and angles, unequal.

\( \scriptsize x \neq y \neq z \)

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Scalene Triangle.


A quadrilateral is a four-sided 2D figure whose sum of internal angles is 360°.

There are two properties of quadrilaterals:

  • A quadrilateral should be closed shape with 4 sides.
  • All the internal angles of a quadrilateral sum up to 360°

There are 5 Types of Quadrilaterals which we will discuss below;

  • Rectangle
  • Square
  • Trapezium
  • Rhombus
  • Parallelogram

The Rectangle

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  • The rectangle is a shape that has 4 sides.
  • The distinguishing characteristic of a rectangle is that all 4 angles are equal to 90 degrees.
  • Opposite sides of a rectangle are equal and Parallel
  • Diagonals of a rectangle bisect each other (Diagonals are equal)

The Square

  • The square is a type of rectangle, but also a type of rhombus. It has characteristics of both of these.
  • That is to say, all 4 angles are right angles, and all 4 sides are equal in length.

 The Trapezium 

  • The sum of all the four angles of the trapezium is equal to 360°
  • A trapezium has two parallel sides and two non-parallel sides.
  • The diagonals of regular trapezium bisect each other.

The Rhombus:

  • The rhombus is a shape formed by 4 straight lines.
  • All sides are equal and, opposite sides are parallel to each other
  • Unlike the rectangle, none of all 4 angles are equal to 90º.

The Parallelogram 

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The parallelogram has the following properties:

  • the opposite sides are parallel
  • the opposite sides are congruent
  • the diagonals bisect each other at the centre

The Circle

Parts of a Circle
Parts of a Circle.
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  • Circle is perfect round shape.
  • Circumference is the boundary of a circle.
  • Arc is part of the circumference of a circle.
  • Radius (plural radii) is a straight line from the centre to the circumference of a circle
  • Diameter is any chord through the centre of a circle.
  • Sector is the region between two radii and the circumference.
  • Semi-circle is the region between a diameter and the circumference.

Work To Do.

Draw five plane shapes and write three properties for each.


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