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Spot 2D Shapes on 3D Solids

In this worksheet, students identify 2D shapes found on common 3D solids.

'Spot 2D Shapes on 3D Solids' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Geometry: Properties of Shapes

Curriculum subtopic:  Identify 2D with 3D Shapes

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Look carefully at this triangular prism.

 

You should be able to spot:

2 triangles, one at each end.

 

  

and 3 rectangles between the triangles.

 

 

Here is a cube.

What shapes can you see on its faces?

 

triangles

squares

circles

pentagons

Here is a cuboid.

What shapes can you see on its faces?

 

squares

triangles

circles

rectangles

Here is a cylinder.

What flat shapes can you see on its faces?

 

circles

rectangles

squares

triangles

Here is a sphere.

What flat shapes can you see on its faces?

  

circles

triangles

squares

rectangles

none of these

Here is a cone.

What flat shapes can be found on its faces?

 

circle

rectangle

square

triangle

Here is a prism.

Which shapes can be found on its faces?

 

circles

rectangles

squares

triangles

Here is a cylinder.

Which shapes can be found on its faces?

 

circles

rectangles

squares

triangles

Here is a pyramid.

Which shapes can be found on its faces?

 

circles

rectangles

squares

triangles

Here is a pyramid.

Which shapes can be found on its faces?

 

circles

rectangles

square

triangles

Here is an octahedron.

Which shapes can be found on its faces?

 

circles

rectangles

squares

triangles

  • Question 1

Here is a cube.

What shapes can you see on its faces?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
squares
EDDIE SAYS
A cube is made of 6 squares.
  • Question 2

Here is a cuboid.

What shapes can you see on its faces?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
rectangles
EDDIE SAYS
This cuboid is made of 6 rectangles.
  • Question 3

Here is a cylinder.

What flat shapes can you see on its faces?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
circles
EDDIE SAYS
A cylinder has a circle at the top and at its base.
  • Question 4

Here is a sphere.

What flat shapes can you see on its faces?

  

CORRECT ANSWER
none of these
EDDIE SAYS
There are no flat shapes on a sphere.
  • Question 5

Here is a cone.

What flat shapes can be found on its faces?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
circle
EDDIE SAYS
A cone has a circle at its base.
  • Question 6

Here is a prism.

Which shapes can be found on its faces?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
rectangles
triangles
EDDIE SAYS
It has a triangle at each end and rectangles between.
  • Question 7

Here is a cylinder.

Which shapes can be found on its faces?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
circles
EDDIE SAYS
It has a circle at each end.
  • Question 8

Here is a pyramid.

Which shapes can be found on its faces?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
triangles
EDDIE SAYS
It is made of 4 triangles.
  • Question 9

Here is a pyramid.

Which shapes can be found on its faces?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
square
triangles
EDDIE SAYS
It is made of 4 triangles and a square base.
  • Question 10

Here is an octahedron.

Which shapes can be found on its faces?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
triangles
EDDIE SAYS
It is made of 8 triangles.
The square is inside the shape and so is not one of its faces.
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