KS2 Maths Quiz
Shapes (Year 3)
A pyramid has a square face and four triangular faces.

Shapes (Year 3)

In KS2 Maths children will learn more about two dimensional (2D) and three dimensional (3D) shapes As well as circles, triangles, squares and cubes children in year three should also be familiar with pentagons, hexagons spheres, cylinders and pyramids. They should also know some of the terms used to describe shapes, such as vertices, edges and faces.

Shapes have angles, faces and edges. Shapes can be two-dimensional (2D) or three-dimensional (3D). 2D shapes are flat, like triangles and squares and 3D shapes are solid, like cubes and pyramids.There are many different shapes. Do you have a favourite?

How much do you know about the different shapes? Can you tell the difference between squares and cubes? Do you know what vertices are? Find out by playing this quiz all about shapes.

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  1. What are the corners of a shape also known as?
    The singular term for vertices is vertex
  2. Which shape has only one edge?
    A circle has no vertices
  3. What is the name for all polygons with 4 sides?
    A square and a rectangle are both quadrilaterals
  4. How many sides does a hexagon have?
    One way to remember this is that both heXagon and siX have a letter X in them
  5. How many faces does a cube have?
    Every face is a square
  6. Which 3D shape has three faces and two edges?
    A cylinder is like a tube with circles at each end
  7. Which shape is half of a circle?
    A hemisphere is half of a sphere
  8. What is the name of the shape with five sides?
    Pentagons have 5 sides and a pentagram is a 5 pointed star
  9. Which shape has a square face and four triangular faces?
    The pyramids in Egypt are ancient buildings which are the shape of a pyramid
  10. What is the name of the shape that resembles a ball?
    A sphere is like a 3 dimensional circle

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