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The expectation here is for children to be familiar with a number of 2D and 3D shapes and be able to understand the properties of each shape. Click here to try the shape quiz.

2D Shapes

 

Name

Image Properties

Circle

circle
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1 flat face

1 curved edge

0 corners
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Square

square
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1 flat face

4 straight edges all the same length

4 corners
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Rectangle or oblong

rectangle

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1 flat face

4 straight edges - 2 long and 2 short

4 corners
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Triangle

triangle
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1 flat face

3 straight edges

3 corners
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Pentagon (any 5 sided shape, need not be regular)

pentagon
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1 flat face

5 straight sides

5 corners
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Octagon

octagon
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1 flat face

8 straight edges

8 corners
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3D Shapes

 

Name

Image

Properties

Sphere sphere

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1 curved face

0 edges

0 vertices (corners, points)
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Cube cube
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6 flat faces

12 straight edges

8 vertices (corners, points)
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Cuboid cuboid


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6 flat faces

12 straight edges

8 vertices (corners, points)

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Cone cone

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1 circular flat face

1 curved face

1 curved edge

1 vertex (corner, point)
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Cylinder cylinder
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2 circular flat faces

1 curved face

2 curved edges
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Triangular Prism triangular prism

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2 triangular flat faces

3 rectangular flat faces

9 straight edges

6 vertices (corners, points)
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Triangular Pyramid triangular pyramid
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4 triangular flat faces

6 straight edges

4 vertices (corners, points)
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Square Pyramid square pyramid


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4 triangular flat faces

1 square flat face

8 straight edges

5 vertices (corners, points)
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