# Recognise Descriptions of 2D and 3D Shapes

In this worksheet, students will name the 2D and 3D shapes from the given clues.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Properties of Shapes

Curriculum subtopic:   Compare Shape Properties

Popular topics:   Geometry worksheets

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#### Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will learn the difference between 2D and 3D shapes.

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

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

We need to be familiar with the names of the following shapes.

In this activity, you will need to be able to spot the difference between the two types of shapes.

Let's try an example question.

Example

What type of shape is a six-sided dice?

A six-sided dice is a 3D shape called a cube.

It has six flat, square-shaped faces.

Now it's your turn to try some questions about 2D and 3D shapes.

Good luck!

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