# 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.

What does it mean to compose shapes?
Why is composing shapes important?
Can you name a shape that can be composed using smaller shapes?

## 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:

How many triangles compose this square?

How many triangles compose this larger shape?

## 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?

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## 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.

Keep practising composing shapes with fun activities, interactive problems and hands-on exercises available on our website. Explore more content to strengthen your maths skills!

## Composing Shapes – Frequently Asked Questions

What does the term "composing shapes" mean?
Why is learning to compose shapes important?
Can you give an example of composing shapes?
How many triangles make up a square in some compositions?
How many squares can make up a larger rectangle?
What shape can be made by combining two triangles?
How many little triangles can make up a larger triangle?

### TranscriptComposing 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

Would you like to apply the knowledge you’ve learnt? You can review and practice it with the tasks for the video Composing Shapes— Let's Practise!.