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
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?