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Where Are They?

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Use the isometric grid paper below to find the following polygons.

  • A rectangle
  • A rhombus
  • A trapezium
  • A parallelogram that is not a rectangle
  • An equilateral triangle
  • A right angled triangle
  • A scalene triangle
  • An isosceles triangle that is not an equilateral triangle
  • A pentagon
  • A hexagon
  • A heptagon
  • An octagon

If you need to find a description of these polygons try looking at:

Isometric grid paper.