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Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Quadrilaterals are shapes that have four straight sides.

Consider a circle with eight evenly-spaced dots round it. 

How many DIFFERENT quadrilaterals can be made by joining the dots on the circle?

Can you work out the angles of all your quadrilaterals?

You might like to try using this interactive to record your ideas:

For a printable set of dotted circles to use with this resource click here.