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2D and 3D Shapes: Recognising Descriptions

In this worksheet, students name the 2D and 3D shapes from the given clues.

'2D and 3D Shapes: Recognising Descriptions' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   3D Shapes

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

 2-dimensional (2-D) shapes are flat and can only be drawn on paper.

3-dimensional (3-D) shapes are solid and can be picked up.  

You should know the names of the following shapes.

 

Name the following shape:

 

2-d with six sides

Pentagon

Hexagon

Cube

Name the following shape:

 

3-d with six faces, which are not all the same

Cuboid

Hexagon

Cube

Name the following shape:

 

3-d with six identical faces

Pentagon

Hexagon

Cube

Name the following shape:

 

2-d with five sides

Pentagon

Hexagon

Cube

Name the following shape:

 

3-d and round

Circle

Pyramid

Sphere

Name the following shape:

 

2-d and round

Circle

Pyramid

Sphere

Name the following shape:

 

Any 2-d shape with straight sides

Rectangle

Polygon

Quadrilateral

Name the following shape:

 

A 2-d shape with 8 corners

Pentagon

Polygon

Octagon

Name the following shape:

 

A 3-d shape with 8 corners

Cuboid

Cone

Octagon

Name the following shape:

 

A 2-d shape which is half a circle

Hemicircle

Demicircle

Semicircle

  • Question 1

Name the following shape:

 

2-d with six sides

CORRECT ANSWER
Hexagon
  • Question 2

Name the following shape:

 

3-d with six faces, which are not all the same

CORRECT ANSWER
Cuboid
  • Question 3

Name the following shape:

 

3-d with six identical faces

CORRECT ANSWER
Cube
  • Question 4

Name the following shape:

 

2-d with five sides

CORRECT ANSWER
Pentagon
  • Question 5

Name the following shape:

 

3-d and round

CORRECT ANSWER
Sphere
  • Question 6

Name the following shape:

 

2-d and round

CORRECT ANSWER
Circle
  • Question 7

Name the following shape:

 

Any 2-d shape with straight sides

CORRECT ANSWER
Polygon
  • Question 8

Name the following shape:

 

A 2-d shape with 8 corners

CORRECT ANSWER
Octagon
  • Question 9

Name the following shape:

 

A 3-d shape with 8 corners

CORRECT ANSWER
Cuboid
  • Question 10

Name the following shape:

 

A 2-d shape which is half a circle

CORRECT ANSWER
Semicircle
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