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Geometry: Shape and Movement Words

In this worksheet, students match words associated with shape and movement to their definitions.

'Geometry: Shape and Movement Words' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Geometry: Position and Direction

Curriculum subtopic:  Know, Describe and Present Shapes

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

In this worksheet, learn the meanings of the following words:

 

Ascend and Descend

Row and Column

Horizontal and Vertical

Parallel and Perpendicular

Angle and Degrees

Which word has the following meaning?

 

the same distance apart all along the lines

ascend

descend

parallel

perpendicular

angle

degrees

horizontal

vertical

row

column

Which word has the following meaning?

 

a vertical line of items

ascend

descend

parallel

perpendicular

angle

degrees

horizontal

vertical

row

column

Which word has the following meaning?

 

to go upwards

ascend

descend

parallel

perpendicular

angle

degrees

horizontal

vertical

row

column

Which word has the following meaning?

 

a unit of measurement for angles

ascend

descend

parallel

perpendicular

angle

degrees

horizontal

vertical

row

column

Which word has the following meaning?

 

to go downwards

ascend

descend

parallel

perpendicular

angle

degrees

horizontal

vertical

row

column

Which word has the following meaning?

 

upright and at right angles to the horizontal

ascend

descend

parallel

perpendicular

angle

degrees

horizontal

vertical

row

column

Which word has the following meaning?

 

flat and going in the same direction as the horizon

ascend

descend

parallel

perpendicular

angle

degrees

horizontal

vertical

row

column

Which word has the following meaning?

 

a horizontal list of items

ascend

descend

parallel

perpendicular

angle

degrees

horizontal

vertical

row

column

Which word has the following meaning?

 

the amount of turn between two lines at a point

ascend

descend

parallel

perpendicular

angle

degrees

horizontal

vertical

row

column

Which word has the following meaning?

 

at right angles to

ascend

descend

parallel

perpendicular

angle

degrees

horizontal

vertical

row

column

  • Question 1

Which word has the following meaning?

 

the same distance apart all along the lines

CORRECT ANSWER
parallel
EDDIE SAYS
Parallel lines are always the same distance apart.
  • Question 2

Which word has the following meaning?

 

a vertical line of items

CORRECT ANSWER
column
EDDIE SAYS
When items are lined up vertically, they are in a column.
  • Question 3

Which word has the following meaning?

 

to go upwards

CORRECT ANSWER
ascend
EDDIE SAYS
Ascend means to increase or go up.
  • Question 4

Which word has the following meaning?

 

a unit of measurement for angles

CORRECT ANSWER
degrees
EDDIE SAYS
Angles are measured in degrees.
  • Question 5

Which word has the following meaning?

 

to go downwards

CORRECT ANSWER
descend
EDDIE SAYS
Descend means to decrease or go downward.
  • Question 6

Which word has the following meaning?

 

upright and at right angles to the horizontal

CORRECT ANSWER
vertical
EDDIE SAYS
Vertical means upright.
  • Question 7

Which word has the following meaning?

 

flat and going in the same direction as the horizon

CORRECT ANSWER
horizontal
EDDIE SAYS
Horizontal means to go in the direction of the horizon.
  • Question 8

Which word has the following meaning?

 

a horizontal list of items

CORRECT ANSWER
row
EDDIE SAYS
A list of items organised horizontally is a row.
  • Question 9

Which word has the following meaning?

 

the amount of turn between two lines at a point

CORRECT ANSWER
angle
EDDIE SAYS
An angle is the amount of turn between two lines at a point.
  • Question 10

Which word has the following meaning?

 

at right angles to

CORRECT ANSWER
perpendicular
EDDIE SAYS
A line is said to be perpendicular to another line if the two lines intersect at a right angle.
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