2D Shape Posters
Teaching 2D shapes and their properties is an essential part of the primary school math curriculum, and we’ve got just the resource to make it engaging and educational. Introducing our Free Printable 2D Shape Posters—a vibrant and informative set of posters designed to help students from kindergarten through to year 6 learn about 2D shapes and their unique characteristics.
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These posters are a great addition to any classroom, whether you’re introducing basic shapes to younger students or reinforcing more complex properties with older students. With 12 different shapes covered, this resource provides a comprehensive look at the most common 2D shapes, making it perfect for displays, math centers, or handson learning activities.
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What’s Included in the 2D Shape Posters?
This free resource includes 12 pages, each dedicated to a different 2D shape. Each poster features:

A Large, Clear Picture of the 2D Shape: The colorful, easytorecognize images help students visually identify each shape.

The Name of the Shape: Bold, large text displays the name of the shape, helping students learn and remember shape names.

Three Key Facts About Each Shape: Each poster lists essential properties of the shape, including:

Number of Sides: The total number of straight edges on the shape.

Number of Vertices: The count of corners or points where the sides meet.

Number of Lines of Symmetry: How many lines divide the shape into mirrorimage halves.

Shapes Included in the Posters
The 2D Shape Posters cover a variety of shapes to help students recognize and differentiate between them:

Circle: No sides, no vertices, and infinite lines of symmetry.

Triangle: 3 sides, 3 vertices, and 1 line of symmetry.

Rectangle: 4 sides, 4 vertices, and 2 lines of symmetry.

Square: 4 sides, 4 vertices, and 4 lines of symmetry.

Oval: No straight sides, no vertices, and 2 lines of symmetry.

Rhombus: 4 equal sides, 4 vertices, and 2 lines of symmetry.

Pentagon: 5 sides, 5 vertices, and 1 line of symmetry.

Hexagon: 6 sides, 6 vertices, and 6 lines of symmetry.

Octagon: 8 sides, 8 vertices, and 8 lines of symmetry.

Kite: 4 sides, 4 vertices, and 1 line of symmetry.

Trapezium: 4 sides, 4 vertices, and no lines of symmetry.

Trapezoid: 4 sides, 4 vertices, and no lines of symmetry.
How to Use the 2D Shape Posters in Your Classroom
These posters are versatile and can be used in many ways to enhance your teaching of 2D shapes:

Create a Math Wall Display: Brighten up your classroom with a math wall dedicated to 2D shapes. Display the posters for easy student reference, allowing them to visualize each shape and its properties.

Shape Sorting Activities: Use the posters as part of a sorting game. Have students match reallife objects to the correct shape, helping them make connections between 2D shapes and their everyday environment.

Interactive Learning Centers: Set up a learning center with the posters and have students complete related worksheets or shapebuilding activities using cutouts, tangrams, or drawing exercises.

Shape Hunts: Encourage students to go on a shape hunt around the classroom or school, identifying and recording examples of the shapes they find that match the posters.

Assessment and Review: Use the posters as visual aids during lessons or quick reviews, helping students recall shape names and properties easily.

Symmetry Drawing: Challenge students to draw the lines of symmetry on blank versions of each shape or find lines of symmetry in other shapes not covered by the posters.
Benefits of Using the 2D Shape Posters

Visual Learning: Large, clear images make it easy for students to identify shapes and their properties.

Reinforces Key Concepts: The properties listed on each poster help students memorize essential information about each shape.

Versatile Use: Whether used as teaching aids, part of interactive lessons, or simply as classroom decoration, these posters enhance the learning environment.

Supports All Learners: From young learners just being introduced to shapes to older students reviewing geometry concepts, these posters are adaptable to all learning levels.
Download Your Free 2D Shape Posters Today!
Our 2D Shape Posters are a musthave for any primary school classroom. They’re perfect for teaching students about different shapes and their properties in a fun, engaging way. Download the posters today, print them out, and start transforming your classroom into a vibrant, educational space that helps your students succeed in their math journey!