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Identify 3D Shapes

In this worksheet, students will identify and name 3D shapes.

'Identify 3D Shapes' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

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

Popular topics:   Geometry worksheets

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Worksheet Overview


Wise old owl


Where did the cube go to after hitting the sphere?

To prism.

These wise old owls know everything.  Impressive.



Did you know that a prism is a 3 dimensional shape (3D)?

Prisms have flat faces. The shape of the face is often the clue to helping identify 3D shapes.


triangular based prism


For example: the shape above is a triangular based prism. It has triangular faces.


Not all 3D shapes are prisms. Some have curved faces, like this sphere.


A sphere


All 3 dimensional shapes, as the name suggests, have three dimensions:  a length, a width and a height.


Some prisms don't use the shape of their faces in their 3D name - such as a cube, or cuboid.


A cube                                                       cuboid


You could be asked to identify a 3D shape from a written description.

Lets see how you get on.

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