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Types of Triangles Interactive Game

  • Updated

    Updated:  30 Aug 2023

Explore the properties of acute, right and obtuse triangles with this interactive space adventure!

  • Editable

    Editable:  PowerPoint, Google Slides

  • Pages

    Pages:  9 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Year

    Year:  7

teaching resource

Types of Triangles Interactive Game

  • Updated

    Updated:  30 Aug 2023

Explore the properties of acute, right and obtuse triangles with this interactive space adventure!

  • Editable

    Editable:  PowerPoint, Google Slides

  • Pages

    Pages:  9 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Year

    Year:  7

Explore the properties of acute, right and obtuse triangles with this interactive space adventure!

Review Triangle Types with a Digital Game! 

Teachers! Don’t reach for another triangles worksheet! While worksheets certainly have a place and serve a purpose in the classroom, why not vary your lesson delivery with an engaging digital resource? This interactive digital activity will capture your students’ imaginations and keep them engaged and motivated right until the lunch bell rings!

This space-themed interactive game contains eight separate activities for students to practise identifying and classifying acute, right and obtuse triangles. A brief outline of each activity is provided below.

  1. Definition Match – Match each word to the correct definition.
  2. Mystery Image – Colour each box using the key provided to reveal a mystery image.
  3. Which Planet? – Match the triangle type to the correct planet.
  4. Acute Angle Orbit – Delete any triangles in the orbit that are not acute triangles. 
  5. Right Angle Spaceship – Delete any triangles in the light beam that are not right triangles. 
  6. Make a Path – Help the astronaut find his rocket by colouring a path with only obtuse triangles. 
  7. Star or Meteor – Place a star next to the true statements, and a meteor next to the false statements.
  8. Colour the Triangles – Colour each triangle based on the key provided. 

Tips for Extension and Support

We know that teachers are doing their absolute best to provide differentiated instruction for the diverse needs of the learners in their classrooms. To help you achieve the best outcomes for your learners, here are some ideas for how you might differentiate the application of this resource.

  • Extend Your High Fliers – Once your more-confident students have completed the interactive activity, have them demonstrate their knowledge by creating a poster detailing the properties of each type of triangle (acute, right and obtuse) with definitions and examples of each.
  • Support Your Less-Confident Students – Some students may benefit from scaffolding materials to assist them when completing the activity. Provide examples of each triangle type with all the attributes labelled and encourage the students to refer to these examples regularly.

Teaching Triangle Types Has Never Been So Easy!

Use the dropdown menu next to the Download button to choose between the Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides version of this resource.

Be sure to use this presentation in Edit mode in order to enable the interactive features.

Project the activity onto a screen and work through the activities as a class for a paperless Maths lesson! 

Alternatively, allow the students to work through the task independently on a personal device. (Note: Be sure to have them make their own copy of the activity before commencing!)


This resource was created by Lorin Davies, a Teach Starter collaborator.

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