Square Shapes
Primary Market
Education, Pre School, Primary Ed
Character Focus
Critical Thinking, Fine Motor Skills, Spatial Skills, Cognitive Skills

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ intermediate activity book


1.   Build basic shape of triangle and square.

2.   Explore other geometrical shapes that can be derived from basic triangles and squares.

3.   Let the kids understand that many things around us have basic geometrical shapes.

4.   Use imagination and creativity to design models or games derived from these basic shapes.

Start with the basic shape


Add another square to get a rectangle


add 2 more square to get a bigger square

big sqr

How many squares are require to make the figure below?


Starting again with the basic shape,


add a triangle to get a trapezoid


add another triangle to get a big isosceles triangle


How many squares and how many triangles  to make the octagon shown below?





  • colors of rods and other pieces may vary
  • kit contains small pieces and may be a choking hazard, intended for ages 5+

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