# Geometric Shapes

Geometric Shapes

Have you ever heard about tangram?

It's an old Chinese puzzle that is used to make many shapes of animals, people, and things.

The set of 7 pieces shown below is a 7-piece tangram. You can use these pieces together to make some very interesting shapes. In this mini-lesson, we will learn about geometric shapes definition, geometric shapes examples, geometric shapes list, geometry, and types of geometric shapes in the concept of Geometric shapes.

You can check out the interactive simulations to know more about the lesson and try your hand at solving a few interesting practice questions at the end of the page.

## Lesson Plan

 1 What Are Geometric Shapes? 2 Important Notes on Geometric Shapes 3 Solved Examples on Geometric Shapes 4 Challenging Questions on Geometric Shapes 5 Interactive Questions on Geometric Shapes

## What Are Geometric Shapes?

### Geometric Shapes: Definition

Geometrical shapes are the figures or objects that we see around us everywhere.

These different shapes of geometry are made up of lines, curves, angles, and surfaces.

The shapes in geometry can be either open or closely bound.

### Open Shapes

Lines or curves that do not connect at any one point are called open shapes ### Closed Shapes

In closed shapes, all the lines and curves are connected with each other. ## What Are the Basic Geometric shapes?

Have you noticed the shape of a pizza? It is round in shape. If we cut out a slice from the pizza, the slice is triangular in shape. The handkerchief you carry is square in shape. ## What Are the Different Types of Geometric Shapes?

Some of the common basic shapes in Maths are listed below.

### 1. Circle

A circle is a closed two-dimensional figure which is round in shape.

A circle does not have any sides or corners. Can you spot any figure with the shape of a circle around you?

Here are some familiar objects that have the shape of a circle. A square is a two-dimensional shape that consists of four sides which are all equal. Can you think of any figure or object that is square in shape?

Do you play chess or carrom?

Imagine the shapes of a chessboard and a carrom board.

You can see that all four sides of these boards are equal.

Thus, they are squares. ### 3. Triangle

A triangle is a closed two-dimensional shape with three sides. Do you like nachos?

Have you ever observed the shape of a nacho?

It is triangular in shape.

Have you observed the shape of a slice of pizza?

Do you think it is triangular in shape?

Yes, you are right, it is triangular in shape. ### 4. Rectangle

A rectangle is a four-sided, two-dimensional shape in which the length of the opposite sides is equal. A square is also a type of rectangle.

Rectangular shape can have two variations in their forms: either the length or the breadth can be greater.

Now look around and identify objects that are rectangular in shape. ### 5. Oval

An oval is similar to a circle but its shape is slightly elongated in nature. An oval also does not have any sides or corners.

Observe the shape of a badminton racket. What shape does it have?

Yes, it is an oval!

Experiment with the simulation below to sort the objects according to their shape.

## Different Geometric Shapes Formulas with Example Solutions

### Geometric Shapes List

Similar to the shapes described above, there are several two-dimensional shapes in geometry.

Now, let's summarize all of them.

### More Important Topics
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Algebra
Geometry
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Money
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