# Max Maths, Year 1, Practice, 2D shapes

In the Max Maths Year 1 practice section on 2D shapes, young learners are encouraged to engage with a variety of exercises designed to enhance their understanding of geometric figures. The first activity invites students to observe different sets of shapes and identify the one that does not belong, sharpening their ability to distinguish between shapes and their attributes. This task helps in developing critical thinking and observation skills as they compare and contrast the properties of the shapes within each set.

The second task requires students to count and record the number of different kinds of shapes present in each set. This exercise not only reinforces their ability to recognise shapes but also introduces basic classification and counting skills. Following on from this, the third task delves deeper into the properties of shapes by asking specific questions related to the number of sides and vertices. For example, students are asked to count how many shapes have three sides in one of the sets, or how many have four vertices in another. These questions are designed to solidify their understanding of the fundamental characteristics of 2D shapes. For further practice, students are directed to workbook pages 124 to 128, where they can continue to explore and reinforce their knowledge of shapes.