What is the resource?
This PDF provides pages of printable hexagon shapes. Teachers can choose whether to include lines within each hexagon. It's great for primary-level learners.
Why are hexagons important?
Hexagons might seem simple, but they hold surprising power:
- Nature's favourite: Bees' honeycombs, rock formations – hexagons pop up everywhere.
- Strong structures: Engineers use this shape for its strength and tiling ability.
- Pattern play: Exploring how hexagons fit together boosts spatial reasoning.
Why is this resource helpful?
These hexagons make learning hands-on and engaging:
- Tiling & tessellation: Kids can physically 'build' with the shapes.
- Area exploration: How many small hexagons can fit inside a big one?
- Fractions: Each hexagon offers a way to visualise parts of a whole.
- Creative possibilities: Art projects, DIY board games... It's a versatile base shape.
- Printable PDF: Offers endless copies for class activities, games, or displays.
This resource encourages learning by doing. Kids see patterns, build fractions, and develop spatial skills, all with these humble hexagons.
Also, have a look at our wide range of worksheets that are specifically curated to help your students practice their skills related to polygons. These teaching resources and worksheets are in PDF format and can be downloaded easily.