# Learning shapes

The world around us is made up of so many shapes and sizes, right? That’s why it’s so important to understand how to identify shapes, figure out how big they are, and more. DoodleMaths has the resources you need to master your shapes and build a successful base for more challenging subjects like geometry and calculus later on.

## Shapes resources

Shapes are all around us! Knowing your shapes aids in visual recognition, spatial awareness, and building a strong mathematical foundation. Plus, shapes are the building blocks of geometry.

Browse our guides on the most common shapes you’ll learn in KS1 and KS2.

## Circles

Explore the world’s “perfect” shapes.

## Triangles

Discover all the different types of triangles.

## Squares

Square up your knowledge on this shape

## Hexagons

Play around with multi-sided shapes, like hexagons and more!

## Pentagons

Master the properties of this 5-sided polygon

## Octagons

Master the properties of this 8-sided polygon

Learn what classifies a shape as a quadrilateral

## Rhombus

Learn the qualities of this unique shape

## 3D Shapes

Go 3D with spheres, cubes, and prisms

## 2D Shapes

Get a grasp on a shapes the make up our world

## Circles

Explore the world’s “perfect” shapes.

## Triangles

Discover all the different types of triangles.

## Squares

Square up your knowledge on this shape

## Hexagons

Play around with multi-sided shapes, like hexagons and more!

## Pentagons

Master the properties of this 5-sided polygon

## Octagons

Master the properties of this 8-sided polygon

Learn what classifies a shape as a quadrilateral

## Rhombus

Learn the qualities of this unique shape

## 3D Shapes

Go 3D with spheres, cubes, and prisms

## 2D Shapes

Get a grasp on a shapes the make up our world

## 3D Shapes

Go 3D with spheres, cubes, and prisms

Learning about shapes and the properties of shapes would be a lot easier if it was all about memorisation. However, there’s so much more to shapes than just their names. Explore our guides and games to grow your knowledge about important concepts like area, perimeter, and more.

The four main shapes are circles, triangles, squares, and rectangles. Of course, there are shapes outside of these, including three-dimensional shapes like spheres, cones, and cubes, but these are considered the four main shapes.

You might think it’s one of the four main shapes, but the most common shape in nature is actually the hexagon. Beehives, insect eyes, snowflakes and more are all made up of hexagons, which fit together seamlessly.

Perimeter is the measure of the outside of a shape, which you can get when you add together the lengths of each of its sides. The area is the inside of a shape. Each shape has its own area equation.

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