As children progress through KS2 they will learn more about shapes in Maths. As well as knowing the basic 2D and 3D shapes, in Year Four children will be taught some more advanced shapes, such as heptagons, octagons, and tetrahedrons. They will also learn some of the different types of triangle, such as equilateral, and will be taught some of the words used to describe shapes, like polygons (used to describe 2D shapes) and polyhedrons (used to describe 3D shapes).
Rectangles and squares are 2D shapes, or polygons. Cuboids and cubes are 3D shapes, or polyhedrons. There are many words used to describe polygons and polyhedrons, such as angles, radius and circumference. But what do these words mean? You will have learned about them in your classes; now test how much you have remembered.
Enjoy playing this quiz on shapes.