# Max Maths, Year 2, Learn together, 2D shapes (6)

In a 'Max Maths' lesson for Year 2, students explore the characteristics of 2D shapes, focusing on their properties such as vertices and straight lines. The lesson includes a correction of a common misconception: a student named Padma mistakenly believes that only squares have four vertices and four straight lines, but the lesson clarifies that rectangles share these properties as well. This correction is important as it helps students understand that different shapes can have similar attributes.

The interactive part of the lesson, titled 'Let's Try It', encourages students to actively engage with the topic by writing down the names of various 2D shapes presented in illustrations (labelled a, b, c, and d). This exercise reinforces their ability to identify shapes based on their properties, such as the number of vertices and straight lines. To further their learning and practice, students are directed to workbook pages 62 to 65, where they can apply their knowledge and complete additional exercises related to the topic of 2D shapes.