Composing Shapes— Let's Practise!
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Composing Shapes – Introduction
Today, we will learn about composing shapes. Composing shapes is where we put smaller shapes together to form a larger shape. This helps us understand how different shapes can fit together to create new ones.
Understanding Composing Shapes – Explanation
Composing shapes means putting smaller shapes together to create a larger one. For example, you might put together squares, triangles or rectangles to form a new shape.
Composing Shapes – Example
Let's look at an example: How many squares compose this rectangle? To find out, let's count the squares:
 One, two, three!
So, three squares were put together to make this rectangle. Did you also get three?
Composing Shapes – Guided Practice
Let's try another example together:
Composing Shapes – Application
Now, let's practise another problem. Try to solve it on your own first, and then check the steps for the answer.
How many little triangles compose this bigger triangle?
Composing Shapes – Summary
Key Learnings from this Text:
 Composing shapes means putting smaller shapes together to form a larger shape.
 This helps us understand shapes better.
 Practise counting and identifying smaller shapes within larger composite shapes.
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Composing Shapes – Frequently Asked Questions
Transcript Composing Shapes— Let's Practise!
Razzi says get your fingers ready to count because today we're going to practise composing shapes! It's time to begin! In maths, composing means putting smaller things together to make a bigger one! How many squares compose, or make up, this rectangle? One, two, three! Three squares were put together to make this rectangle. Did you get three as well? Let's do another! How many triangles compose, or make up, this square? One, two! Two triangles were put together to make this square. Did you also count two? Let's try the next one! How many triangles compose, or make up, this larger shape? One, two, three! Three triangles were put together to make this larger shape. Did you say three too? Here's the next problem! How many little triangles compose, or make up, this bigger triangle? One, two, three, four! Four little triangles were put together to make the larger one. Did you also count four? Let's do one more! How many little squares compose, or make up, this bigger square? One, two, three, four! Four little squares were put together to make this larger one. Did you say four too? Razzi had so much fun practising with you today! See you next time!
Composing Shapes— Let's Practise! exercise

In maths, what does composing mean?
HintsHow many triangles compose, or make up, this square? Two triangles compose this square.
How many squares compose, or make up, this rectangle? Three squares compose this rectangle.
In the two examples above, a number of smaller shapes are being put together to make a bigger shape.
SolutionIn maths, composing does mean putting smaller things together to make a bigger one. The answer is true.
Here we can see three, smaller squares are composing one, bigger rectangle.

How many triangles compose this square?
HintsCount the number of triangles.
How many triangles fit into the square?
SolutionTwo triangles compose this square.

How many triangles compose this rectangle?
HintsUse your fingers to count how many triangles compose the rectangle.
How many triangles do you count?
SolutionSix triangles compose this rectangle.

How many smaller shapes compose the larger shape?
HintsCount the number of triangles.
Count the number of squares.
Solution Two smaller triangles compose the bigger triangle.
 Four smaller squares compose the bigger square.

How many squares compose this rectangle?
HintsThis is a square.
How many squares fit into the rectangle?
Count the number of squares.
SolutionFour squares compose this rectangle.

How many triangles compose each shape?
HintsYou can use your fingers to count how many triangles compose the larger shape.
How many smaller triangles compose this larger triangle? Count the smaller triangles carefully.
SolutionYou can count the number of smaller triangles in each shape to see how many compose, or make up, the larger shape.