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Shapes and Patterns for Class 2 Maths

When a group of shapes or a single shape is repeated, it is called a pattern in the given shapes.
In this learning concept, the students will learn about shapes and patterns for class 2. They will learn about the mathematical patterns in nature.

In this learning concept, the students will learn:

  • Growing pattern
  • Repeating pattern
  • Man-made pattern

Each concept is explained to class 2 maths students using illustrations, examples, and mind maps. Students can assess their learning by solving the two printable worksheets given at the pages’ end.
Download the shapes and patterns worksheet for class 2 and check the solutions for the concept of shapes and patterns for class 2 maths provided in PDF format.

A pattern is something that is arranged in a specific manner and repeated over and over again.

Patterns Around Us

In our surroundings, we can find so many different patterns. Some of them are man-made, and some of them are present in nature.

Following are some examples of patterns which are commonly found in nature.

Animal patterns in nature

Following are examples of man-made patterns.

Man-made pattern

We can classify patters as:

  1. Growing Patterns
  2. Repeating Patterns

Growing Pattern

If the shapes in the pattern keep on growing in number, then it is called the growing pattern.


Triangle images

In this pattern, the number of triangles is increasing by one.

Growing Pattern in Nature

The peacock’s tail is an example of a growing pattern in nature.

Peacock feather image

Here the design of the feather is shown on right. The design of the feather is repeated many times in the tail of the peacock.

Repeating Pattern

If the shapes in the pattern are repeating, then it is called a repeating pattern.


Hexagon pattern

In this pattern, after a heart shape, there is a hexagon.

Mathematical Patterns in Nature

The Honey hive of bees is an example of a repeating pattern in nature.

Bee hive images

Here, hexagonal shapes are repeating themselves to form a hive.

Minnie mouse images
G2_7_Patterns in shapes_Mind map
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