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Faces, Edges and Vertices

In this worksheet, students practise finding the edges, faces and vertices for 3D shapes.

'Faces, Edges and Vertices' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

GCSE Subjects:   Maths

GCSE Boards:   AQA, Eduqas, Pearson Edexcel, OCR,

Curriculum topic:   Geometry and Measures, Basic Geometry

Curriculum subtopic:   Properties and Constructions Three-Dimensional Shapes

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

When we are dealing with 3D shapes, we have to be able to find the amount of vertices,faces and edges.

 

Definitions:

Face: A face in a 3D shape is one of the sides of a shape - it is an area.

Edge: An edge is where two faces meet - it is a line

Vertex: A vertex is the corner of a shape, it can be called a point. The plural of vertex is vertices

 

Example.

Find the amount of faces, edges and vertices for a cube.

When you are completing these questions, remember that there will be hidden bits that you can't see,

Faces: We can immediatly see 3 faces, but we have to remember that there are 3 on the back that we can't see.

Edges. There are 9 we can see and another 3 we can't - This gives 12 edges.

Vertices: There are 7 we can see and one hidden away at the back. This gives 8 overall

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