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Placing Shapes in Order (1)

In this worksheet, students place 2D and 3D shapes in order according to the given criteria.

'Placing Shapes in Order (1)' 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

2-dimensional (2D) shapes are flat and can only be drawn on paper.

3-dimensional (3D) shapes are solid and can be picked up.  

 

You should know the names of the following 2D and 3D shapes.

 

For the 2D shapes you should know how many SIDES they have.

For the 3D solid shapes, you should know how many FACES they have.

 

Look at these 2D shapes.

 

             

 

Count the number of sides on each shape and place them in order, starting with the shape that has the fewest number of sides.

Column A

Column B

1 (fewest)
pentagon
2
square
3 (most)
triangle

Look at these 2D shapes.

 

              

 

Count the number of sides on each shape and place them in order, starting with the shape that has the fewest number of sides.

Column A

Column B

1 (fewest)
pentagon
2
hexagon
3 (most)
rectangle

Look at these 2D shapes.

 

              

 

Count the number of sides on each shape and place them in order, starting with the shape that has the fewest number of sides.

Column A

Column B

1 (fewest)
hexagon
2
octagon
3 (most)
heptagon

Look at these 2D shapes.

 

              

 

Count the number of sides on each shape and place them in order, starting with the shape that has the fewest number of sides.

Column A

Column B

1 (fewest)
rectangle
2
triangle
3
pentagon
4 (most)
hexagon

Look at these 2D shapes.

 

                 

 

Count the number of sides on each shape and place them in order, starting with the shape that has the fewest number of sides.

Column A

Column B

1 (fewest)
pentagon
2
hexagon
3
decagon
4 (most)
square

Look at these 3D shapes.

 

                

 

Count the number of faces on each shape.

Which shape has more faces?

cube

pyramid

Look at these 3D shapes.

 

                

 

Count the number of faces on each shape.

Which shape has more faces?

triangular prism

pyramid

Look at these 3D shapes.

 

                

 

Count the number of faces on each shape.

Which shape has more faces?

triangular prism

cuboid

Look at these 3D shapes.

 

          

 

Count the number of faces on each shape and place them in order, starting with the shape that has the fewest number of faces.

Column A

Column B

1 (fewest)
pyramid
2
cuboid
3 (most)
triangular prism

Look at these 3D shapes.

 

          

 

Count the number of faces on each shape and place them in order, starting with the shape that has the fewest number of faces.

Column A

Column B

1 (fewest)
triangular prism
2
octahedron
3 (most)
cube
  • Question 1

Look at these 2D shapes.

 

             

 

Count the number of sides on each shape and place them in order, starting with the shape that has the fewest number of sides.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

1 (fewest)
triangle
2
square
3 (most)
pentagon
EDDIE SAYS
The triangle has 3 sides.
The square has 4 sides.
The pentagon has 5 sides.
  • Question 2

Look at these 2D shapes.

 

              

 

Count the number of sides on each shape and place them in order, starting with the shape that has the fewest number of sides.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

1 (fewest)
rectangle
2
pentagon
3 (most)
hexagon
EDDIE SAYS
The rectangle has 4 sides.
The pentagon has 5 sides.
The hexagon has 6 sides.
  • Question 3

Look at these 2D shapes.

 

              

 

Count the number of sides on each shape and place them in order, starting with the shape that has the fewest number of sides.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

1 (fewest)
hexagon
2
heptagon
3 (most)
octagon
EDDIE SAYS
The hexagon has 6 sides.
The heptagon has 7 sides.
The octagon has 8 sides.
  • Question 4

Look at these 2D shapes.

 

              

 

Count the number of sides on each shape and place them in order, starting with the shape that has the fewest number of sides.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

1 (fewest)
triangle
2
rectangle
3
pentagon
4 (most)
hexagon
EDDIE SAYS
The triangle has 3 sides.
The rectangle has 4 sides.
The pentagon has 5 sides.
The hexagon has 6 sides.
  • Question 5

Look at these 2D shapes.

 

                 

 

Count the number of sides on each shape and place them in order, starting with the shape that has the fewest number of sides.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

1 (fewest)
square
2
pentagon
3
hexagon
4 (most)
decagon
EDDIE SAYS
The square has 4 sides.
The pentagon has 5 sides.
The hexagon has 6 sides.
The decagon has 10 sides.
  • Question 6

Look at these 3D shapes.

 

                

 

Count the number of faces on each shape.

Which shape has more faces?

CORRECT ANSWER
cube
EDDIE SAYS
The cube has 6 faces.
The pyramid (tetrahedron) has 4 faces.
  • Question 7

Look at these 3D shapes.

 

                

 

Count the number of faces on each shape.

Which shape has more faces?

CORRECT ANSWER
triangular prism
EDDIE SAYS
The triangular prism has 5 faces.
The pyramid (tetrahedron) has 4 faces.
  • Question 8

Look at these 3D shapes.

 

                

 

Count the number of faces on each shape.

Which shape has more faces?

CORRECT ANSWER
cuboid
EDDIE SAYS
The triangular prism has 5 faces.
The cuboid has 6 faces.
  • Question 9

Look at these 3D shapes.

 

          

 

Count the number of faces on each shape and place them in order, starting with the shape that has the fewest number of faces.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

1 (fewest)
pyramid
2
triangular prism
3 (most)
cuboid
EDDIE SAYS
The pyramid (tetrahedron) has 4 faces.
The triangular prism has 5 faces.
The cuboid has 6 faces.
  • Question 10

Look at these 3D shapes.

 

          

 

Count the number of faces on each shape and place them in order, starting with the shape that has the fewest number of faces.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

1 (fewest)
triangular prism
2
cube
3 (most)
octahedron
EDDIE SAYS
The triangular prism has 5 faces.
The cube has 6 faces.
The octahedron has 8 faces.
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