In this video, we will learn how to
identify rectangles regardless of their orientation, size, or color.
This is a rectangle. How can we tell? How many sides does a rectangle have? Let’s count them. There’s one, two, three, four. Rectangles have four sides. Here’s another rectangle. Does it have four sides? Yes, it does. What else do we know about
rectangles? We know they have four sides.
How many corners do rectangles have? Another word for corner is vertex. Let’s count the number of corners or
vertices. We’ve already pointed to one of the
corners, two, three, four. Rectangles have four corners. The corners in a rectangle are all the
same size. We call these corners right angles. Here’s a rectangle and a square. Are both of these shapes rectangles? They both have four sides. And they both have four corners. And the four corners in each shape are
right-angled corners. So, both of these shapes are
A square is a special type of
rectangle. The sides of a square are equal in
length. That means each of the sides is the same
length. In this rectangle, the opposite sides are
the same length. So, a square is a rectangle. It’s a rectangle that has four sides of
equal length. Rectangles can come in different sizes
and colors. But all rectangles have four sides and
four corners. Let’s try some example questions to
practice identifying rectangles using these features.
Select another rectangle.
We’re shown a picture of a blue
rectangle. And we have to select another rectangle
from the three shapes we’re given. Let’s think about what we know about
rectangles. We know that rectangles have four sides
and four corners. Does this shape have four sides? Let’s count them. One, two, three. The first shape isn’t a rectangle. It only has three sides.
Our second shape has no sides and no
corners. So, it’s not a rectangle either. So, this shape must be the other
rectangle. Let’s quickly check the number of sides
and corners. One, two, three, four. This shape does have four sides. And it has one, two, three, four
corners. It’s a rectangle!
We looked closely at the shapes. We counted the number of sides and
corners. And we selected the other rectangle.
Where does this shape belong? Not a rectangle or rectangle?
We’re shown a shape. We have to decide if this shape belongs
to the group of shapes which are not rectangles. Or if the shape belongs to the group of
shapes which are rectangles. So, we have to decide if this shape is a
rectangle. Let’s count the number of sides. We know that rectangles have four
sides. Let’s count them.
Here is one, two, three, four. This shape does have four sides. Does it have four corners? One, two, three, four. Yes, it does. It’s a rectangle. It has four sides and four corners. It belongs with the group called
rectangles. This is where the shape belongs.
How many rectangles are there?
We’re shown a picture of a cat which has
been made from lots of different shapes. We have to count the number of
rectangles. What do we know about rectangles? We know that rectangles have four sides
and four corners. Is this a rectangle? Yes, it is. It has four sides and four corners. So, there’s one rectangle.
Are the cat’s legs made from
rectangles? No, these are triangles. These shapes only have three sides. Is the cat’s body a rectangle? Yes, it is. It has four sides and four corners. This is our second rectangle. And the cat’s face is a rectangle. It has four sides and four corners. We found three rectangles.
The cat’s eyes are made from circles. Its nose is a triangle. These shapes don’t have four sides;
they’re not rectangles either. There are three rectangles in the
We’ve learned how to identify
rectangles. We’ve learned that rectangles have four
sides and four corners. And we also learned that squares are a
special kind of rectangle with four equal sides.