Three dimensional shapes have height, width and depth.

# Compare and Sort Everyday Shapes

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When talking about, comparing and sorting common shapes, elementary school children will understand that they can use different words to describe their properties. They will use language such as sides, edges or vertices, corners and faces and recognize that some shapes have the same name but may look different.

This quiz will help your child to learn the language used to describe, compare and sort everyday, common shapes.

Can you describe these everyday shapes?

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1.
The sphere is different to the other shapes because...
It is at the end of the line
It is much smaller
You can drop it more easily
It is the only shape with one face
All the other shapes have two or more faces
2.
Tennis balls are...
cubes
cylinders
cones
spheres
Lots of sports use balls which are spheres
3.
This pattern is made up from...
squares
rectangles
triangles
circles
Some of the rectangles have been turned to form the pattern
4.
These pasta tubes are shaped like...
cuboids
cubes
cones
cylinders
Food cans are also cylinders
5.
Here are two sugar...
cubes
cones
spheres
cylinders
The cubes stack together easily in the box
6.
Shapes which have height, width and depth, like any object in the real world, are known as what?
Plastic shapes
Three dimensional shapes
Flat shapes
Wooden shapes
Flat or drawn shapes are known as two dimensional
7.
The windows in this building are..
spheres
triangles
cylinders
cones
They fit together perfectly and also create hexagons!
8.
This famous landmark is known as...
the spheres
the cuboids
the pyramids
the triangles
They are thousands of years old!
9.
Why might parking cones be shaped the way they are?
They look good in orange
They stack together easily
They fall over more easily
Drivers can't see them and get distracted
Cones are also a sturdy shape which doesn't blow over easily
10.
A lot of food packages are...
spheres
pyramids
circles
cuboids
This helps them to be packed and stacked more easily
Author:  Angela Smith