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Level 3-4 Shapes - Names of Shapes
Can you name all the shapes?

Level 3-4 Shapes - Names of Shapes

Shapes, as you've probably noticed, come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. From 2D to 3D, regular to irregular, with 3 or 4 sides and even more! In KS3 Maths, you'll need to spot and name some of these shapes, and this quiz is here to guide you through it.

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1.
'Reflective or line', 'rotational' and 'plane' are all types of what?
Angles
Mirrors
Prisms
Symmetry
Rotational symmetry means a 2-D shape can be rotated and still look the same, like a square
2.
A two-dimensional shape has something that a one-dimensional straight line does not have. What is it?
Area
Charisma
Symmetry
Volume
To work out the area you limes length x width. A one-dimensional straight line has no width and so no area
3.
A two-dimensional shape with straight sides is called a what?
Polyester
Polygon
Polygraph
Polymath
The word comes from the Greek words for 'many' and 'angles' (but today we think more in terms of 'many' and 'sides')
4.
Three-dimensional solids have something that two-dimensional shapes do not. What is it?
Variety
Vogue
Voltage
Volume
It is found in cubes, spheres, cylinders and pyramids for example
5.
The flat surface of a solid is referred to as what?
Corner
Edge
Face
Line
A cube has six faces
6.
If two lines are 'perpendicular', they are .......
always the same distance apart
at right angles to each other
in the same direction
very slightly curved
They meet at 90 degrees
7.
How many faces does a square-based pyramid have?
3
5
7
9
A pyramid has 4 triangular faces and 1 square face
8.
Which of the following is one-dimensional?
A circle
A sphere
A straight line
A triangle
A straight line only has length
9.
What is defined as 'a polygon with three corners or vertices and three sides or edges'?
Pyramid
Quadrilateral
Trapezium
Triangle
A 3-sided shape is of course a triangle
10.
A square, a rectangle, a parallelogram, a rhombus, a kite and a trapezium are all examples of what?
Quadratic formula
Quadriceps
Quadrilaterals
Quadrophenia
A quadrilateral is a polygon with four corners or vertices and four sides or edges. A quadrilateral is sometimes known as a tetragon for consistency with pentagon (5-sided), hexagon (6-sided) and so on
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Shapes

Author:  Frank Evans

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