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

In Year 2, students are introduced to the world of 2D shapes, learning their names and distinctive features. One of the fundamental shapes they explore is the square. A square is easily recognisable with its four vertices (or corners) and four straight sides, all of which are of equal length. This characteristic of having sides of equal length is a key aspect of a square, making it a regular quadrilateral.

Another shape studied is the rectangle, which also has four vertices and four straight sides. However, unlike a square, a rectangle has two pairs of equal sides, with each pair being longer or shorter than the other. This gives the rectangle its characteristic longer and shorter sides. Students also learn about the triangle, a shape with three vertices and three straight sides. Lastly, they are introduced to the circle, which stands out as it has a single curved side and no vertices at all. These foundational geometric concepts are covered in the workbook on pages 58 to 59, providing a visual and textual reference to enhance the learning experience.