# The three-piece rectangle

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```					  Year 6 Week 4                  Name ……………………………….…………………………………

The three-piece rectangle
kites.

You will need card, paper, a pencil, a ruler and scissors.
• Cut a rectangle from card.
• Make sure opposite sides are the same length.
• Mark any point on one side.
• Use a ruler to draw lines from this point to the two vertices on the
opposite side.
• Cut along the lines to make three pieces.

• Investigate the different shapes you can make by joining any two pieces.
For example, can you make a triangle, a trapezium, or other
• On your paper draw each shape you make and label it with its name.
• Now investigate the shapes you can make by joining all three pieces. Can
you make a parallelogram and a trapezium? Can you make different
pentagons?

If you have time, investigate the
shapes you can make with these
three pieces, based on two identical
squares.

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