Shapes in Real Life
Road signs can be square, oblong or even triangular but this one is a circle.

Shapes in Real Life

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When talking about shapes, children will begin to realize that some of the objects in the everyday world around them are similar to some of the shapes they have learned about. They should be able to recognize that some everyday objects have particular shapes and may, for example, relate a box of cereal to a cuboid or relate a window to an oblong.

Can you recognize the shapes in these everyday objects?

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1.
What shape is a cereal box?
A sphere
A square
A rectangle
A cuboid
Lots of foods are stored in cuboid-shaped boxes!
2.
These swimming pool tiles are...
Spheres
Triangles
Circles
Squares
Squares fit together easily to make patterns
3.
What shape are these building blocks?
Spheres
Cubes
Pyramids
Squares
Cubes are good for stacking
4.
These marbles are...
Circles
Spheres
Cubes
Cuboids
They are spheres and so roll really well
5.
Our planet is a...
Round
Square
Circle
Sphere
Most planets are considered to be spheres
6.
What shape is the letterbox?
An oblong
A sphere
A square
A triangle
Oblongs have two pairs of sides and 4 90 degree angles
7.
What shape is this road sign?
A square
A cube
A triangle
A sphere
Lots of warning signs are triangular
8.
What shape are these buildings?
Spheres
Pyramids
Cubes
Circles
These are the famous pyramids in Egypt
9.
What shape is on top of this building?
Cube
Oblong
Pyramid
Sphere
It is a pyramid made from glass
10.
What shape is this window?
Square
Circle
Triangle
Oblong
This is a round window!
Author:  Angela Smith

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