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Know Your 3D Shapes: Linking Shapes to Names

In this worksheet, students identify the correct name of a 3D shape.

'Know Your 3D Shapes: Linking Shapes to Names' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:  3D Shapes

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

In this worksheet, you must identify the correct shape.

 

CUBE and CUBOID

 

A cube has 6 square faces.

 

 

A cuboid has 6 faces, some of which are rectangles.

 

 

PRISMS

Prisms have a flat base and faces that go straight up.

The top face is the same as the base.

 

A triangular prism has a triangular base and top, with upright faces.

 

 

A hexagonal prism has a hexagonal base and top, with upright faces.

 

N.B. A cube and a cuboid are also prisms, but don't count them as prisms in this worksheet. Give them their proper names.

 

 

CYLINDER

 

A cylinder has a circular base and top, with upright faces.

 

 

CONE

A cone has a circular base and rises to a point.

 

 

PYRAMID

A square based pyramid has a square base and rises to a point.

 

 

SPHERE

A sphere is like a round ball.

 

 

HEMISPHERE

A hemisphere is a sphere that has been cut exactly in half. It has a circular base.

Look at the 3D shapes.

Which letter shows the cylinder?

 

A B C

 

D E F

 

G H I
A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

Look at the 3D shapes.

Which letters show the prisms?

 

A B C

 

D E F

 

G H I
A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

Look at the 3D shapes.

Which letters show the pyramid?

 

A B C

 

D E F

 

G H I
A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

Look at the 3D shapes.

Which letters show the cone?

 

A B C

 

D E F

 

G H I
A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

Look at the 3D shapes.

Which letters show the cube?

 

A B C

 

D E F

 

G H I
A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

Look at the 3D shapes.

Which letters show the cuboid?

 

A B C

 

D E F

 

G H I
A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

Look at the 3D shapes.

Which letters show the sphere?

 

A B C

 

D E F

 

G H I
A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

Look at the 3D shapes.

Which letters show the hemisphere and sphere?

 

A B C

 

D E F

 

G H I
A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

Look at the 3D shapes.

Which letters show the cone and the prisms?

 

A B C

 

D E F

 

G H I
A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

Look at the 3D shapes.

Which letters show the cube and the cuboid?

 

A B C

 

D E F

 

G H I
A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

  • Question 1

Look at the 3D shapes.

Which letter shows the cylinder?

 

A B C

 

D E F

 

G H I
CORRECT ANSWER
G
EDDIE SAYS
Circular base and top.
  • Question 2

Look at the 3D shapes.

Which letters show the prisms?

 

A B C

 

D E F

 

G H I
CORRECT ANSWER
A
D
EDDIE SAYS
H and I are also examples of prisms, but in this worksheet, we use their proper names of cuboid and cube.
  • Question 3

Look at the 3D shapes.

Which letters show the pyramid?

 

A B C

 

D E F

 

G H I
CORRECT ANSWER
B
EDDIE SAYS
Square base rising to a point.
  • Question 4

Look at the 3D shapes.

Which letters show the cone?

 

A B C

 

D E F

 

G H I
CORRECT ANSWER
C
EDDIE SAYS
Circular base rising to a point.
  • Question 5

Look at the 3D shapes.

Which letters show the cube?

 

A B C

 

D E F

 

G H I
CORRECT ANSWER
I
EDDIE SAYS
6 equal faces.
  • Question 6

Look at the 3D shapes.

Which letters show the cuboid?

 

A B C

 

D E F

 

G H I
CORRECT ANSWER
H
EDDIE SAYS
6 faces like a stretched cube.
  • Question 7

Look at the 3D shapes.

Which letters show the sphere?

 

A B C

 

D E F

 

G H I
CORRECT ANSWER
E
EDDIE SAYS
A ball.
  • Question 8

Look at the 3D shapes.

Which letters show the hemisphere and sphere?

 

A B C

 

D E F

 

G H I
CORRECT ANSWER
E
F
EDDIE SAYS
The ball and the half ball.
  • Question 9

Look at the 3D shapes.

Which letters show the cone and the prisms?

 

A B C

 

D E F

 

G H I
CORRECT ANSWER
A
C
D
EDDIE SAYS
The cone rises to a point from a circular base.
The prisms have the same top and bottom, but exclude the cube and cuboid.
  • Question 10

Look at the 3D shapes.

Which letters show the cube and the cuboid?

 

A B C

 

D E F

 

G H I
CORRECT ANSWER
H
I
EDDIE SAYS
6 flat faces.
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