Resource 2: Examples of congruent shapes

Teacher resource for planning or adapting to use with pupils

If two shapes are congruent, they are identical in both shape and size.


Which of the following shapes are congruent?

Adapted from: BBC Schools, Website


  • A and G
  • D and I
  • E and J
  • C and H

Remember that shapes can be congruent even if one of them has been rotated (as in A and G) or reflected (as in C and H).

Resource 1: Some Nigerian fabric patterns

Resource 3: Translation