KS1 Maths Quiz
Year 2 Shapes - Describing 3D Shapes
Cubes usually land with one face upwards so they make very good dice.

Year 2 Shapes - Describing 3D 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 3D shapes and related everyday objects fluently.

When talking about and naming 3-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 faces, edges and corners 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 and to name 3-D shapes.

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  1. Question 1

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    The spheres are arranged in even rows in order to create a cube shape
  2. Question 2

    Which of these shapes has the most edges?
    The cylinder has two edges, the cone has one and the sphere has none at all
  3. Question 3

    How many corners does a cube have?
    Corners are where the edges meet and can also be called vertices
  4. Question 4

    If I try to fit the cuboid through the hole, what will happen?
    The edges of the cuboid will not fit through the round hole
  5. Question 5

    Why are boxes usually cubes and cuboids?
    Lots of cubes or cuboids stack together more easily than cylinders or cones
  6. Question 6

    What shapes can you see here?
    Pyramids can have square bases or triangular bases
  7. Question 7

    Why are snooker and pool balls spheres?
    A perfect sphere rolls well - lots of sports have balls which are spheres
  8. Question 8

    Which of these shapes has the most faces?
    The cube has 6 faces, the cylinder has three, the cone has two and the sphere has one
  9. Question 9

    Which shapes can you see here?
    The cubes are also called cuboids
  10. Question 10

    Why do cubes make good dice?
    A cube usually lands well so that one face is facing upwards

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