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Know Your 2D Shapes: Solve the Clues to Find the Shape

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

'Know Your 2D Shapes: Solve the Clues to Find the Shape' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Year:  Year 1 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Properties of Shapes

Curriculum subtopic:   Recognise 2D and 3D Shapes

Popular topics:   Shape worksheets, Geometry worksheets

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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 two sides meet. 

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

 

Square and Rectangle

 

 

 

Would you like to be a shape detective in this activity and follow the clues to discover the shapes? 

 

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