# Identify Line Types: Horizontal, Vertical and Slanting Lines

In this worksheet, students must say whether lines are horizontal, vertical or slanting.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Properties of Shapes

Curriculum subtopic:   Identify Line Types

Difficulty level:

### QUESTION 1 of 10

Straight lines are horizontal if they go across from side to side, without going up or down at all.

Straight lines are vertical if they go straight up and down, or top to bottom, without going across at all.

Lines are slanting if they don't go straight across or straight up. They look like a slope and go both up and down, and across too.

Example

Look at this picture.

How many horizontal lines are there?

There are 6 shown in red below.

Look at this line.

Is it horizontal, vertical or slanting?

horizontal

vertical

slanting

Look at this line.

Is it horizontal, vertical or slanting?

horizontal

vertical

slanting

Look at this line.

Is it horizontal, vertical or slanting?

horizontal

vertical

slanting

Look at this triangle.

How many horizontal lines are there?

Look at this triangle.

How many vertical lines are there?

Look at this triangle.

How many slanting lines are there?

Look at this shape.

How many slanting lines are there?

Look at this shape.

How many vertical lines are there?

Look at this picture.

How many horizontal lines are there?

Look at this picture.

How many vertical lines are there?

• Question 1

Look at this line.

Is it horizontal, vertical or slanting?

vertical
EDDIE SAYS
It goes up and down, without going across.
• Question 2

Look at this line.

Is it horizontal, vertical or slanting?

slanting
EDDIE SAYS
It goes up and down, and across too. It slopes.
• Question 3

Look at this line.

Is it horizontal, vertical or slanting?

horizontal
EDDIE SAYS
It goes from side to side, without going up and down.
• Question 4

Look at this triangle.

How many horizontal lines are there?

1
EDDIE SAYS
The base is horizontal. It goes across the page.
• Question 5

Look at this triangle.

How many vertical lines are there?

0
EDDIE SAYS
There are no lines that go straight up or down.
• Question 6

Look at this triangle.

How many slanting lines are there?

2
EDDIE SAYS
There are 2 sloping lines above the base.
• Question 7

Look at this shape.

How many slanting lines are there?

1
EDDIE SAYS
There is 1 sloping line top right.
• Question 8

Look at this shape.

How many vertical lines are there?

2
EDDIE SAYS
There are 2 vertical lines going straight up and down, on the left and on the right.
• Question 9

Look at this picture.

How many horizontal lines are there?

5
EDDIE SAYS
2 on each rectangle and 1 on the top of the chimney.
• Question 10

Look at this picture.

How many vertical lines are there?

6
EDDIE SAYS
2 on each rectangle and 2 on the sides of the chimney.
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