KS1 Maths Quiz
Year 2 Shapes - Describing 2D Shapes
Squares are one of the most common 2-D shapes. Triangles, circles and oblongs are also 2-D shapes.

Year 2 Shapes - Describing 2D Shapes

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Maths and Numeracy for children aged 6 and 7 in year 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with naming and describing 2D shapes and related everyday objects fluently.

When talking about 2-dimensional shapes and other related objects, Year 2 children will understand that they can use different words to describe their properties. They will use language such as sides, edges, corners and faces and recognise that some shapes have the same name but may look different.

This quiz will familiarise your child with the language used to describe 2-D shapes so that they can accurately name them and other related objects.

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  1. Question 1

    This road sign is a...
    Even though it is tilted, the shape is still a square
  2. Question 2

    What shape are the pairs of triangles making?
    Two right-angled triangles pushed together can make a square
  3. Question 3

    Which shape has the most corners
    The square has four corners, the triangle has three and the circle has no corners
  4. Question 4

    This triangle is called an equilateral triangle because all its sides and angles are..
    Equilateral means equal or the same
  5. Question 5

    The coloured part of the eye is a...
    The iris and pupil are both circles
  6. Question 6

    A square is a kind of...
    A rectangle has four sides - a square is a kind of rectangle with four equal sides
  7. Question 7

    This pattern is made up from rectangles. Which shape wouldn't fit together as well?
    Because circles are curved, they don't fit together at all!
  8. Question 8

    How are rectangles different to squares?
    Squares have 4 sides of equal length
  9. Question 9

    What shape is this clock face?
    All four sides are the same length
  10. Question 10

    This little girl is holding...
    A triangle has three straight sides and a circle has one curved side

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