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# How do shapes affect children?

## How do shapes affect children?

Learning shapes not only helps children identify and organize visual information, it helps them learn skills in other curriculum areas including reading, math, and science. Learning shapes also helps children understand other signs and symbols. A fun way to help your child learn shapes is to make a shape hunt game.

What are regular and irregular shapes for kids?

Regular shapes have sides that are all equal and interior (inside) angles that are all equal. Irregular shapes have sides and angles of any length and size.

### What is irregular shape called?

A polygon that does not have all sides equal and all angles equal. (A polygon is “regular” only when all angles are equal and all sides are equal, otherwise it is irregular.)

How do I teach my child shapes?

20 ideas for teaching shapes to kids

1. Search for shapes hidden in a salt box.
2. Make shape pictures using Imaginets.
3. Play a shapes matching game like Storytime ABC’s.
4. Trace shapes using Wikki Stix.
5. Form shapes using a geo board.
6. Explore shapes using blocks and taped outlines like Teach Preschool.
7. Sort household objects by shape.

## What is the difference between regular and irregular shapes?

Use mathematical language to explain the difference between regular and irregular shapes. Regular shapes have sides and angles that are all equal. Irregular shapes have sides and angles of different measures.

What are the examples of irregular shapes?

Examples of Irregular Shapes

Shape Name Properties
Rectangle 4 equal angles; Although the opposite sides are equal, the adjacent sides are not.
Kite Unequal angles Although 2 pairs of sides are equal, not all 4 are equal.
Irregular quadrilateral (more examples) Not all 4 angles are equal; Not all 4 sides are equal

### How do you know if a shape is irregular?

The definition of a regular shape is that all the sides are equal and all the inside angles are equal. An irregular shape doesn’t have equal sides or equal angles. For example, an equilateral triangle is a regular shape because all the sides are equal AND all the angles are equal.

What are some examples of an irregular shape?

## What is your understanding about irregular figure?

An irregular figure is a figure that is not a standard geometric shape. Its area cannot be calculated using any of the standard area formulas. But some irregular figures are made up of two or more standard geometric shapes.