# Max Maths, Year 2, Learn together, 2D shapes (1)

In the 'Max Maths, Year 2' curriculum, children are encouraged to explore 2D shapes through interactive learning with their peers. The lesson begins with a simple yet engaging activity where children are asked to look at various 2D shapes alongside a friend and talk about their properties. By discussing and describing these shapes, children develop their understanding of basic geometrical concepts and vocabulary, such as vertices (corners) and lines.

The activity breaks down the characteristics of different shapes: for instance, shapes A and B are identified as having four vertices and four straight lines each, suggesting that these shapes could be squares or rectangles. Shapes C and D are noted for having three vertices and three straight lines, which hints at them being triangles. Lastly, shape E is described as having a curved side, indicating it could be a circle or an oval. This hands-on approach to learning shapes fosters collaborative skills and helps children to grasp the fundamental aspects of 2D geometry in a fun and interactive way.