# Use Words to Describe Shape Relationships

In this worksheet, students will identify a mixture of 2D and 3D shapes which match with a pair to make a trio. They will count the number of sides and/or faces, as well as considering direction.

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Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Spatial and Non-Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Find the Relationship

Difficulty level:

#### Worksheet Overview

Hi shape sorter.

Can you help us to find the relationship between the following shapes?

We are having difficulties spotting them.

Look at these two shapes:

Which of the shapes below would best fit in a group with these two shapes?

a)         b)         c)         d)         e)

First, we have to work out what the first two shapes have in common.

They are both cuboids, which are 3D shapes with 6 faces.

This means we need to look for another cuboid.

Shape c is a cuboid so this is the correct answer.

Let’s try another question.

Look at these two shapes:

Which of the shapes below would best fit in a group with these two shapes?

a)         b)         c)         d)         e)

First, we need to work out what the first two shapes have in common.

They are both arrows, pointing to the right or east.

They have different shading, which means the arrow can be any colour or pattern.

So we need to look for another arrow which is pointing to the right.

The correct answer is b, as it has an arrow pointing to the right.

It’s now your turn to find the shape that best fits with another pair.

 Pssstt! Here's a handy hint to help you reach superstar status: Make sure you count the number of sides and look out for patterns.

Good luck matching shapes with their shape families!

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