# Max Maths, Year 2, Learn together, 2D shapes (3)

In "Max Maths, Year 2", the third activity in the 'Learn together' section on 2D shapes encourages young learners to observe and compare everyday objects to familiar two-dimensional shapes. This activity requires students to look at various objects and identify which 2D shapes they resemble. It's an engaging task that helps children to understand that shapes are not just mathematical concepts but are also present in the world around them. For instance, they might notice that the face of a clock is circular, an envelope can be shaped like a rectangle or a square, and a sign could resemble a triangle or a rectangle, depending on its design.

The activity also prompts students to consider whether some objects are composed of more than one shape. This aspect of the task encourages deeper thinking and analysis, as children must look beyond the obvious and examine the details of each object. For example, a clock may have a circular face, but its hands could be considered as long, thin rectangles. By engaging with this exercise, students develop their ability to recognise and name 2D shapes in various contexts, and they also begin to appreciate the complexity of shapes within objects they encounter in daily life.