Spot 2D Shapes on 3D Solids

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

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Properties of Shapes

Curriculum subtopic:   Identify 2D with 3D Shapes

Difficulty level:

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?

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

Here is a cuboid.

What shapes can you see on its faces?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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

Here is a pyramid.

Which shapes can be found on its faces?

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

Here is a pyramid.

Which shapes can be found on its faces?

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?

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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