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Properties and Names of 3d Shapes

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Welcome to our 3d Shapes Worksheets page.

Here you will find our selection of free shape worksheets to help you child to name and learn some of the properties of the 3d shapes they will meet at 2nd grade.

The main focus on this page is the identification and properties of different types of 3d shapes: cubes, cuboids, prisms, pyramids, cones, cylinders and spheres.

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Geometry Learning

During 2nd grade, children are introduced to a wider range of 2d and 3d shapes.

Children also start to look more closely at the properties shapes have to categorise them. Symmetry is introduced at this level, and children learn to find lines of symmetry by folding shapes or using mirrors. Children are encouraged to look more closely at shapes to recognise the differences between how the shapes are made up. Curved sides and straight sides in 2 dimensions, and curved and flat surfaces in 3 dimensions are identified.

At a 2nd grade level, children should learn to:

  • categorise triangles into right, equilateral and isosceles special cases;
  • categorise members of the quadrilateral family according to their properties;
  • identify a range of 3d shapes such as cylinders, spheres, cones, prisms and cuboids;
  • identify lines of symmetry;
  • identify a shape which has been flipped or folded.

3D Shapes Worksheets

Need to be able to identify 3d shapes?

Looking for some worksheets to help you to identify some common 3d shapes?

Need to know the properties of common 3d shapes?

Then these 3d shapes worksheets should hopefully be what you are looking for!

The worksheets and resources on this page should help you to identify a range of 3d shapes and give your child an opportunity to practice their 3d shape knowledge with some useful worksheets.

There is a range of worksheets - a selection of identifying, shading, naming and finding the properties of 3d shapes.

Using the sheets in this section will help your child to:

  • name a range of 3d shapes;
  • identify different types of pyramids, prisms, cuboids, cones, cylinders and spheres;
  • learn some simple properties of 3d shapes: faces, edges and vertices;
  • recognise some 3d shapes in different orientations.

All the 3d shapes worksheets in this section will help your child to learn more about the common 3d shapes around them and some of the properties they have.

An overview of common 3d Shapes

At a 2nd grade level, we do not need to know the precise shape names for pyramids and prisms, it is enough to know that a hexagonal pyramid is a type of pyramid, and a pentagonal prism is a type of prism.

Cube

3 d shapes cube

Cubes have 6 faces, 12 edges and 8 vertices.

All sides on a cube are equal length.

All faces are square in shape.

A cube is a type of cuboid.

Cuboid

3 d shapes cuboid

Cuboids have 6 faces, 12 edges and 8 vertices.

All the faces on a cuboid are rectangular.

Sphere

3d geometric shapes sphere

Spheres have either 0 or 1 faces, 0 edges and 0 vertices.

Cylinder

list of geometric shapes cylinder

Cylinders have either 2 or 3 faces, 0 or 2 edges, and 0 vertices.

Cone

shapes for kids cone

Cones have either 1 or 2 faces, 0 or 1 edges, and 1 apex (which is described by some mathematicians as a vertex).

Triangular Prism

triangular prism

Triangular Prisms have 5 faces, 9 edges, and 6 vertices.

The two faces at either end are triangles, and the rest of the faces are rectangular.

Hexagonal Prism

hexagonal prism

Hexagonal Prisms have 8 faces, 18 edges, and 12 vertices.

The two faces at either end are hexagons, and the rest of the faces are rectangular.

Triangular-based Pyramid

printable 3d shapes triangular based pyramid

Triangular-based pyramids have 4 faces, 6 edges and 4 vertices.

The base is a triangle. All of the faces are triangular.

If the triangular faces making up the prism are all equilateral, then the shape is also called a Tetrahedron.

Square-based Pyramid

3d geometric shapes square based pyramid

Square based pyramids have 5 faces, 8 edges and 5 vertices

The base is a square. All the other faces are triangular.

Hexagonal Pyramid

hexagonal pyramid

Hexagonal pyramids have 7 faces, 12 edges, and 7 vertices.

The base is a hexagon. All of the other faces are triangular.

3d Shapes Worksheets

These 3d shapes worksheets have been divided into 4 different sections.

The first section is all about different types of triangles - equilateral, isosceles, scalene, as well as right, acute and obtuse triangles.

The second section worksheets involve tracing and naming common 2d shapes that you will find on this page.

The third section is the hardest section and involves trying to draw different 2d shapes using a dotty grid to help. This section is a great way to extend more able mathematicians.

Due to the differences in shape terminology in US and UK, some of the worksheets have 2 different versions.

Identifying 3d Shapes

Shade the 3d Shapes

These worksheets involve shading a range of 3d shapes according to their type: cone, cylinder, cuboid, prism, pyramid.

Identify and Count the Faces of 3d Shapes

Faces, Edges and Vertices Sheets

3d Geometry Riddles

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2D Shapes Worksheets

The worksheets on this page are all about identifying different 2d shapes.

The main focus is on identifying triangles, but other 2d shapes are also explored.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

  • name a range of 2d shapes;
  • identify different types of triangles;
  • learn some simple properties of 2d shapes;
  • recognise 2d shapes in different orientations.

Transformation Worksheets (2d)

This webpage is all about identifying different transformations for 2d shapes.

Transformations on 2d shapes are explored in the following areas:

  • enlarging;
  • reducing;
  • reflecting or flipping;
  • rotating or turning.

Using these 2d shapes worksheets will help your child to explore and identify different transformations that can be done on 2d shapes.

Geometry Riddles

Using riddles is a fun and interesting way to see whether your child can apply their geometry knowledge to solve problems. The riddles in this section are all about 2d and 3d shapes, and your child has to identify the correct shape from a selection based on the information in the riddle.

Using the sheets in this section will help your child to:

  • apply their geometry knowledge to solve a range of problems.

All the sheets in this section will help your child to apply and consolidate their geometry learning.

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