 Two Dimensional Shapes Maths Grade 2 Learning Concept | Orchids Two-dimensional Shapes

Dimensions

In simple words, dimension is the measurement of the length, width, and height of an object.

An object can be

• Zero Dimensional: It defines only location.
• One Dimensional: It has only length.
• Two Dimensional: It has two dimensions – length and width.
• Three Dimensional: It has three dimensions – length, width, and height. Two-dimensional Shapes

Two-dimensional shapes or objects are flat plane figures that have only two dimensions – length and width. These shapes do not have any thickness. Here we will discuss two-dimensional shapes like

• Triangles
• Squares
• Rectangles
• Circles

Triangles

A triangle is a flat two-dimensional shape (2-D shape) with three corners and three sides. Following are examples of triangles that can be seen in our surroundings. We can see triangles in traffic signals and the flags at the top of the temples. Squares

A square is a flat two-dimensional shape (2-D shape) with four corners and four sides. In a square, all the sides are of the same size. Following are some examples of squares that can be seen in our surroundings. We can see squares on the chess board, bread pieces, snake and ladder game board,… etc. Rectangles

A rectangle is a flat two-dimensional shape (2-D shape) with four corners and four sides. One pair of opposite sides are short and another pair of opposite sides are long. In a rectangle, the opposite pairs of sides are the same in size. Following are some examples of rectangles that can be seen in our surroundings. We can see rectangles on the TV screen, chocolate .… etc. Circles

A Circle is a flat two-dimensional shape (2-D shape) with no corners and no sides. Following are some examples of circles that can be seen in our surroundings. We can see circles on the plate, coin, pizza … etc.   • -