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Spell Mathematical Terms Used in Shape and Space 2

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

'Spell Mathematical Terms Used in Shape and Space 2' 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 more 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.

perimeter the distance around the edge of a polygon
circumference the perimeter of a circle
protractor an angle measurer
acute angle an angle less than 90 degrees
obtuse angle an angle more than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees
reflex angle an angle more than 180 degrees but less than 360 degrees
equidistant point a point at equal distance from two or more other points
congruent shapes shapes that are the same in every way apart from their position
complementary angles two angles with a sum of 90 degrees
supplementary angles two angles with a sum of 180 degrees

 

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.

 

an angle measurer

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

 

shapes that are the same in every way apart from their position

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

 

the distance around the edge of a polygon

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

 

two angles with a sum of 90 degrees

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

 

an angle less than 90 degrees

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

 

a point at equal distance from two or more other points

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

 

an angle more than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees

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

 

the perimeter of a circle

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

 

an angle more than 180 degrees but less than 360 degrees

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

 

two angles with a sum of 180 degrees

  • Question 1

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

 

an angle measurer

CORRECT ANSWER
protractor
EDDIE SAYS
The ending is -or, not -er.
  • Question 2

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

 

shapes that are the same in every way apart from their position

CORRECT ANSWER
congruent
congruent shapes
EDDIE SAYS
This is easier to spell if you sound out the separate syllables.
  • Question 3

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

 

the distance around the edge of a polygon

CORRECT ANSWER
perimeter
EDDIE SAYS
The ending is -er even though the word 'metre' ends in -re.
  • Question 4

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

 

two angles with a sum of 90 degrees

CORRECT ANSWER
complementary
complementary angles
EDDIE SAYS
The ending is -ary, not -ery, and watch the 'e' in the middle of the word, too!
  • Question 5

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

 

an angle less than 90 degrees

CORRECT ANSWER
acute
acute angle
EDDIE SAYS
Remember that 'acute' is one word, not two.
  • Question 6

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

 

a point at equal distance from two or more other points

CORRECT ANSWER
equidistant
equidistant point
EDDIE SAYS
This is easier to spell if you sound out the separate syllables.
  • Question 7

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

 

an angle more than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees

CORRECT ANSWER
obtuse
obtuse angle
EDDIE SAYS
There is only one 's' in this word.
  • Question 8

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

 

the perimeter of a circle

CORRECT ANSWER
circumference
EDDIE SAYS
The beginning of this word is the same as the beginning of 'circle'.
  • Question 9

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

 

an angle more than 180 degrees but less than 360 degrees

CORRECT ANSWER
reflex
reflex angle
EDDIE SAYS
This words ends in -x.
  • Question 10

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

 

two angles with a sum of 180 degrees

CORRECT ANSWER
supplementary
supplementary angles
EDDIE SAYS
The 'e' in the middle of this word can be hard to remember, and the ending is -ary, not -ery.
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