Sorting pentagons and hexagons

There is a tremendous amount for children to learn in Year 2 and two shapes that we might expect to be left until later are, nevertheless, included in the Year 2 curriculum. Two such shapes are pentagons and hexagons.

A pentagon has 5 straight sides. Some pentagons have all the sides equal and this is the shape that we are most familiar with. A pentagon with equal sides is called a regular pentagon.

A hexagon has 6 straight sides, and, again, if the sides are all equal it is known as a regular hexagon.

These worksheets introduce the terms pentagon and hexagon and provide opportunities to recognise and sort them.

Go to our Year 2 Sorting shapes worksheets

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