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

In a Year 2 Max Maths practice session focusing on 2D shapes, children are encouraged to explore their classroom environment in small groups. The task is to identify and record the different two-dimensional shapes they can find within various classroom objects. To organise their observations, they use a chart with columns for each shape type, such as squares, rectangles, circles, and triangles. An example is provided with the object 'Table' being noted to have 2 squares, 4 rectangles, 4 circles, and no triangles. This practical activity helps students to connect the geometric concepts they learn with real-world objects around them.

Following the exploration activity, the practice session includes exercises designed to reinforce the students' understanding of 2D shapes. Students are given descriptions of shapes and are asked to write down the name of each shape based on its properties. For instance, they are prompted to identify a shape with a single curved side and no vertices, which would be a circle. They also encounter descriptions of a shape with four equal sides and vertices, which is a square; a shape with three vertices and sides, known as a triangle; and a shape with four vertices and sides, two pairs of which are equal, which is a rectangle. These exercises aim to solidify the children's knowledge of basic geometric shapes through recognition of their defining characteristics.