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.

Question

Which of the following shapes are congruent?

Original Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/ schools/ (Accessed 2008)
 

Answers:

  • 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).

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