Know the Number of Faces, Vertices and Edges of 3D Shapes

In this worksheet, students will answer questions about the number of faces, edges and vertices on some 3D shapes.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Properties of Shapes

Curriculum subtopic:   Know 3D Shapes

Difficulty level:

Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will be learning to recognise 3D shapes using their properties.

Here are some 3D solid shapes.

Cube

Cuboid

Square-based pyramid

Triangular prism

Hexagonal prism

Here are some words we use when we describe 3D shapes:

Face = the flat parts

Edges = the straight parts which join the vertices

Vertices = the corners

Let's try a question to get us started.

Example

How many faces are there on a cube?

A cube has 6 faces.

They are all squares.

Now it's time for you to try some questions about 3D shapes yourself.

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