Properties of shape - Sort 3D shapes - Worksheet

Year 2
Properties of shape - Sort 3D shapes  - Worksheet
Master The Curriculum
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Children are encouraged to explore and understand the characteristics of 3D shapes through a series of sorting exercises. They utilise their knowledge of properties such as the number of faces, the shape of faces, edges, vertices, and the shape's ability to roll or stack. To facilitate a practical understanding, students are provided with real-life objects that correlate with geometric shapes, like matching a can to a cylinder, before they begin sorting. The worksheet guides them through sorting 3D shapes and real-life objects with and without names, thereby reinforcing their learning and allowing them to apply their knowledge to familiar items.

Further exercises challenge the children to sort shapes based on specific criteria set by a character named Rosie. They categorise shapes by the number of faces, and whether they have curved or straight edges, using a stick and paste method for visual and tactile learning. The worksheet includes a range of shapes such as spheres, cones, cylinders, cubes, cuboids, tetrahedrons, and triangular prisms. To deepen their understanding, children are also prompted to engage in reasoning and problem-solving tasks, where they must determine the accuracy of sorting and explain their reasoning, thus developing their critical thinking skills in relation to geometric concepts.

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