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Know Your 2D Shapes: What is Being Described?

In this worksheet, students read descriptions and identify the 2D shape being described.

'Know Your 2D Shapes: What is Being Described?' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Properties of Shapes

Curriculum subtopic:   Recognise 2D and 3D Shapes

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will be identifying the shape from the clues given.

 

Look at this square.

 

square

It has 4 sides.

It has 4 corners.

It has 4 right angles. 

All the sides have the same length.

 

 

Look at this rectangle.

 

 

It has 4 sides.

It has 4 corners.

It has 4 right angles.

The top and bottom are the same length.

The left and right sides are the same length.

 

 

Look at this triangle.

 

 

It has 3 sides.

It has 3 corners.

 

 

 

Look at this circle.

 

 

It has 0 sides.

It has 0 corners.

It is curved.

 

 

 

Example

 

Which shape could it be?

It has 4 corners.

 

 

Answer

 

The corners are the areas where the 2 sides meet. 

If you count the corners of both the square and the rectangle, you will see they both have 4 corners so it could be either of these shapes. 

 

Square and Rectangle

 

 

 

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