# Spot the Building Blocks which Create the Shape

In this worksheet, students will identify the building blocks used to make a compound 3D shape in which some of the blocks aren’t always clearly shown.

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Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Spatial and Non-Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   3D Building Blocks

Difficulty level:

#### Worksheet Overview

Hi there, block builder.

We could do with your expertise to tackle this next problem.

Can you help us?

Look at the 3D shape below:

Imagine the separate blocks that are needed to build this shape.

Which group of building blocks below would correctly make this shape?

a)         b)         c)         d)

For this type of question, it is a good idea to look at the options and imagine yourself putting the blocks together to make the shape above.

Some will obviously not work and others will need more time to consider.

Remember that the blocks can be rotated and moved into different positions.

Did you choose option a?

The other options cannot be put together to make the target shape above.

Let’s try another one now.

Look at the 3D shape below:

Imagine the separate blocks that are needed to build this shape.

Which group of building blocks below would correctly make this shape?

a)         b)         c)         d)

Did you choose option d?

The other options cannot be put together to make the target shape above.

It is now your turn to be a master builder and imagine the blocks that are needed to make our shapes.

 Pssstt!! Here’s a handy hint to help you reach superstar status: Don't forget to imagine building the shape from each option and rule out the obviously incorrect answers. Remember that the blocks can be rotated.

Good luck!

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