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Spell Mathematical Terms Used in Shape and Space 1

In this worksheet, students practise spelling terms related to shape, space and measure.

'Spell Mathematical Terms Used in Shape and Space 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:  Grammar and Vocabulary

Curriculum subtopic:  Vocabulary and Grammar Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Spelling is often thought of as a skill needed for English lessons, but many words in other subjects are tricky to spell, and it can be frustrating if you know the word you want to write but don't know how to spell it.

 

In this worksheet you can practise spelling some of the terms you will come across in your maths lessons when you are working in the area of shape, space and measures.

 

Read the following terms and their definitions and try to remember the spellings.

equilateral triangle a triangle with equal length sides and equal angles
isosceles triangle a triangle with two sides of equal length and two equal angles
scalene triangle a triangle with all sides of different length and all angles of different size
quadrilateral a polygon with four sides
parallelogram a quadrilateral whose opposite sides are parallel
rhombus a parallelogram with all four sides of equal length
trapezium a quadrilateral with one pair of parallel sides
parallel two lines or planes at equal distance from each other; they will never meet
perpendicular a line at a 90 degree angle to another line
hypotenuse the longest side of a right angle triangle

 

Remember, you can look at this again if you get stuck by clicking on the Help button.

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

a triangle with all sides of different length and all angles of different size

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

a line at a 90 degree angle to another line

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

the longest side of a right angle triangle

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

a polygon with four sides

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

two lines or planes at equal distance from each other; they will never meet

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

a triangle with two sides of equal length and two equal angles

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

a quadrilateral whose opposite sides are parallel

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

a parallelogram with all four sides of equal length

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

a triangle with equal length sides and equal angles

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

a quadrilateral with one pair of parallel sides

  • Question 1

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

a triangle with all sides of different length and all angles of different size

CORRECT ANSWER
scalene
scalene triangle
EDDIE SAYS
The -ene ending is tricky here.
  • Question 2

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

a line at a 90 degree angle to another line

CORRECT ANSWER
perpendicular
perpendicular line
EDDIE SAYS
The ending is -ar, not -er.
  • Question 3

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

the longest side of a right angle triangle

CORRECT ANSWER
hypotenuse
EDDIE SAYS
It is usually the ending that causes problems with this word, too.
  • Question 4

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

a polygon with four sides

CORRECT ANSWER
quadrilateral
EDDIE SAYS
This word is easier to spell if you sound out the separate syllables.
  • Question 5

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

two lines or planes at equal distance from each other; they will never meet

CORRECT ANSWER
parallel
parallel lines
EDDIE SAYS
It is double 'll' in the middle of this word but there is only one 'l' at the end.
  • Question 6

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

a triangle with two sides of equal length and two equal angles

CORRECT ANSWER
isosceles
isosceles triangle
EDDIE SAYS
The 'sc' in the middle of this word is tricky.
  • Question 7

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

a quadrilateral whose opposite sides are parallel

CORRECT ANSWER
parallelogram
EDDIE SAYS
If you can spell 'parallel' then this is not too difficult.
  • Question 8

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

a parallelogram with all four sides of equal length

CORRECT ANSWER
rhombus
EDDIE SAYS
Don't forget the 'h' in this word.
  • Question 9

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

a triangle with equal length sides and equal angles

CORRECT ANSWER
equilateral
equilateral triangle
EDDIE SAYS
This begins equil- even though the word 'equal' is spelt with an 'a'.
  • Question 10

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

a quadrilateral with one pair of parallel sides

CORRECT ANSWER
trapezium
EDDIE SAYS
There is only one 'e' in the middle of this word.
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