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Know Your 2D Shapes: Introducing Shapes

In this worksheet, students will recognise 2D shapes and answer questions about them.

'Know Your 2D Shapes: Introducing Shapes' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Properties of Shapes

Curriculum subtopic:   Recognise 2D and 3D Shapes

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Learn to recognise these shapes.

 

Remember this is a square. It has four sides that are all the same length.

 

square

 

But this is also a square, even though it's been turned.

 

a square

 

This is a rectangle. It has four sides. The opposite sides are the same length.

 

a rectangle

 

But this is also a rectangle, even though it's been turned.

 

 a rectangle

 

This is a triangle. It has three sides.

 

 a triangle

 

This is a circle. It has one side that goes all the way round.

 

a circle

 

Example

Is this shape a rectangle, square, circle or triangle?

Count the sides!

 

 a triangle

 

Answer

It has three sides, so it must be a triangle.

 

Always check your spelling. 

 

Now on to some questions.

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