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Hexagons

In this video, we will learn how to
identify hexagons. How can we tell if a shape is a
hexagon? All of these shapes are
hexagons. What do you notice about these
shapes? Are all hexagons orange? No, they’re not. Some of these hexagons are orange,
some are blue, some are red, some are pink, and some are green. Hexagons can be any color. Are all hexagons big shapes or
small? That’s not how we identify hexagons
either. Some of these hexagons are big. Some are small. They’re all hexagons. Hexagons can be different sizes and
different colors, but they always have six sides.

It doesn’t matter if we change the
position of a hexagon. Hexagons have six sides. We can tell a shape is a hexagon if
it has six sides. Here’s an example of some hexagons
in everyday life. Did you spot the hexagons? Have you ever eaten honeycomb or
ever seen honeycomb? Bees use bees wax to make
honeycomb, which we use to make honey. Every time a bee places a new blob
of bees wax onto the honeycomb, it sets as a hexagon. This is a really good example of a
hexagon in real life.

Can you spot any hexagons in this
football? Sometimes footballs are made by
stitching pieces of leather shapes together. Is this shape a hexagon? Let’s count its sides. One, two, three, four, five. This isn’t a hexagon because we
know that hexagons have six sides. This shape is actually called a
pentagon. Can you spot any hexagon in this
football? How about this shape? One, two, three, four, five,
six. This shape has six sides. It must be a hexagon. This shape is a hexagon, so is this
shape.

What do you notice about these two
hexagons? The sides of this hexagon are all
the same length. We call these types of hexagon
regular hexagons. Regular means all the same; all the
sides are the same length. This shape is a hexagon, but the
sides are not equal. But they both have six sides, so
they are all both hexagons. We call shapes that have six sides
hexagons. Let’s try some questions now to
help us practice identifying hexagons.

How many sides does a hexagon
have?

In this question, we’re shown a
hexagon, and we have to count how many sides it has. Let’s use some counters to help us
count the number of sides. One, two, three, four, five,
six. A hexagon has six sides.

How many corners does a hexagon
have?

To help us work out how many
corners a hexagon has, we can draw one. We know a hexagon has six
sides. One, two, three, four, five,
six. Now we can count the number of
corners the hexagon has. One, two, three, four, five,
six. A hexagon has six corners.

Which of the following is a
hexagon?

We’re shown four different
shapes. We have to select the one which is
a hexagon. We know that a hexagon is a shape
which has six sides. So we need to count the number of
sides that each of our shapes has. We’re looking for the one with six
sides. Let’s use counters to help us count
the number of sides.

The first shape has one, two,
three, four, five sides. So the first shape is not a
hexagon. The second shape has four
sides. It’s a rectangle, not a
hexagon. Now let’s try the third shape. One, two, three, four, five,
six. This shape is a hexagon because
hexagons have six sides. And the final shape has eight
sides, which is more than six. So we know this isn’t a hexagon
either. We picked the shape which is a
hexagon.

How many of the given shapes are
hexagons?

We know that a hexagon is a shape
with six sides. How many of the shapes that we’ve
been given are hexagons? Is this shape a hexagon? Does it have six sides? No, this shape has three sides,
which means it’s a triangle. Do you recognize this shape? It has four sides. It’s a square. Is this shape a hexagon? Does it have six sides? One, two, three, four, five,
six. This shape is a hexagon. Does this shape have six sides? No, it has four.

How about this shape? Can you count the number of
sides? It’s a triangle. It has three sides. Is this shape a hexagon? It has one, two, three, four, five,
six sides. It’s a hexagon. So far, we found two hexagons. Is this a hexagon? Do you know the name of this
shape? It’s a rectangle. How many sides does a rectangle
have? Four. This shape isn’t a hexagon
either. Is this a hexagon? It has one, two, three, four, five,
six sides. It’s a hexagon. Three of the given shapes are
hexagons. All of the circled shapes have six
sides, which means they’re hexagons.

What have we learned in this
video? We’ve learned that hexagons have
six sides and six corners. And we can identify hexagons by the
number of sides it has. If a shape has six sides, it’s a
hexagon.