Similar Shapes in Math: Definition & Overview


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Identify the similar shapes.

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1. Identify the similar shapes

2. Identify the similar shapes.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Similar shapes can sometimes be hard to pick out, particularly when there are other shapes that fit in a similar category. This quiz will help you determine whether or not you know the difference.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will require you to:

  • Identify the similar shapes in a given image
  • Not confuse similar shapes with shapes in the same category (such as 'arrows')

Skills Practiced

These assessments help students practice/utilize the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on similar shapes
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast shapes in an image to identify which shapes in an image are similar and not just in the same category.
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of similar shapes to pick them out from an image

Additional Learning

For additional information on similar shapes, see the accompanying lesson, Similar Shapes in Math: Definition and Overview, which covers concepts such as:

  • The definition of similar shapes
  • Similar traditional shapes
  • Examples of similar shapes from more complex images
  • Shapes in the same category vs. similar shapes