Super Shapes

Tonight is Killara’s annual Family Maths Night!

Miss Fraser has organised for students and their families to visit our blog to complete a shapes challenge.

The problem for the night is called Super Shapes.

*This problem comes from the Nrich website.

Each of the following shapes has a value:


The value of the circle changes in each of the following problems.

Can you discover its value in each problem, if the value of the shapes are being added together?


Write your solution in a comment below. How did you work out the answers?


In Maths, we have been focusing on 2D & 3D shapes. We have also looked at symmetrical patterns and cross sections.

We created our own symmetrical pictures using pattern blocks. We placed a ruler on the floor as a line of symmetry and it really helped us learn about symmetry of 2D shapes.


Can you find any symmetrical items in your home? How do you know they are symmetrical?