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 3dimensional 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 3D shapes.














The cubes are also called cuboids

Pyramids can have square bases or triangular bases


The cylinder has two edges, the cone has one and the sphere has none at all

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


The cube has 6 faces, the cylinder has three, the cone has two and the sphere has one

Corners are where the edges meet and can also be called vertices


Lots of cubes or cuboids stack together more easily than cylinders or cones

A cube usually lands well so that one face is facing upwards


A perfect sphere rolls well  lots of sports have balls which are spheres

The edges of the cuboid will not fit through the round hole
