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Placing Shapes in Order (2)

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

'Placing Shapes in Order (2)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Geometry: Position and Direction

Curriculum subtopic:  Sequence Objects

Difficulty level:  

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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 CORNERS they have.

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

 

Look at these 3D shapes.

 

                

 

Count the number of corners on each shape.

Which shape has more corners?

pyramid

cube

Look at these 3D shapes.

 

                

 

Count the number of corners on each shape.

Which shape has more corners?

triangular prism

pyramid

Look at these 2D shapes.

 

             

 

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

Column A

Column B

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

Look at these 2D shapes.

 

          

 

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

Column A

Column B

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

Look at these 2D shapes.

 

             

 

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

Column A

Column B

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

Look at these 2D shapes.

 

             

 

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

Column A

Column B

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

Look at these 2D shapes.

 

                 

 

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

Column A

Column B

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

Look at these 3D shapes.

 

                

 

Count the number of corners on each shape.

Which shape has more corners?

triangular prism

cuboid

Look at these 3D shapes.

 

       

 

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

Column A

Column B

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

Look at these 3D shapes.

 

       

 

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

Column A

Column B

1 (fewest)
pyramid
2
octahedron
3 (most)
cube
  • Question 1

Look at these 3D shapes.

 

                

 

Count the number of corners on each shape.

Which shape has more corners?

CORRECT ANSWER
cube
EDDIE SAYS
The cube has 8 corners.
The pyramid (tetrahedron) has 4 corners.
  • Question 2

Look at these 3D shapes.

 

                

 

Count the number of corners on each shape.

Which shape has more corners?

CORRECT ANSWER
triangular prism
EDDIE SAYS
The triangular prism has 6 corners.
The pyramid (tetrahedron) has 4 corners.
  • Question 3

Look at these 2D shapes.

 

             

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

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

Look at these 2D shapes.

 

          

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

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

Look at these 2D shapes.

 

             

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

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

Look at these 2D shapes.

 

             

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

1 (fewest)
triangle
2
rectangle
3
pentagon
4 (most)
hexagon
EDDIE SAYS
The triangle has 3 corners.
The rectangle has 4 corners.
The pentagon has 5 corners.
The hexagon has 6 corners.
  • Question 7

Look at these 2D shapes.

 

                 

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

1 (fewest)
square
2
pentagon
3
hexagon
4 (most)
decagon
EDDIE SAYS
The square has 4 corners.
The pentagon has 5 corners.
The hexagon has 6 corners.
The decagon has 10 corners.
  • Question 8

Look at these 3D shapes.

 

                

 

Count the number of corners on each shape.

Which shape has more corners?

CORRECT ANSWER
cuboid
EDDIE SAYS
The triangular prism has 6 corners.
The cuboid has 8 corners.
  • Question 9

Look at these 3D shapes.

 

       

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

1 (fewest)
pyramid
2
triangular prism
3 (most)
cuboid
EDDIE SAYS
The pyramid (tetrahedron) has 4 corners.
The triangular prism has 6 corners.
The cuboid has 8 corners.
  • Question 10

Look at these 3D shapes.

 

       

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

1 (fewest)
pyramid
2
octahedron
3 (most)
cube
EDDIE SAYS
The pyramid (tetrahedron) has 4 corners.
The octahedron has 6 corners.
The cube has 8 corners.
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