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Recall 3D Geometry Notation and Terms

In this worksheet, students will learn to recognise and apply geometric terms and notations to solve problems involving 3D shapes.

'Recall 3D Geometry Notation and Terms' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

GCSE Subjects:   Maths

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

Curriculum topic:   Geometry and Measures, Basic Geometry

Curriculum subtopic:   Properties and Constructions Conventions, Notations and Terms

Popular topics:   Geometry worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

All three-dimensional shapes, as the name suggest, have three dimensions.


3D shapes which are prisms have a length, width and height.

3D shapes which are non-prisms have a radius, height and circumference.



There are a number of other features which can be helpful when identifying and working with 3D shapes:


1) Corners / Vertices:


Prisms can also be identified by the number of vertex they have.

Vertex is the mathematical name for a corner.

The plural of vertex can be vertices or vertexes (if we are talking about more than one). 



2) Edges:


Prisms can also be identified by their number of edges.



3) Faces:


And finally, prisms can be identified by their number of faces.




A sphere is slightly different, as it has one smooth surface.

The key fact to remember here is that every point on the surface of a sphere will be the same distance from the centre.




Now it's over to you to put this information into practice! 


In this activity, we will recognise and apply geometric terms and notations to help us solve problems involving 3D shapes.

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