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

 

Author:  Amanda Swift

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