# Max Maths, Year 2, Practice, 3D shapes

In this engaging Year 2 activity from Max Maths, children are invited to delve into the world of 3D shapes by matching each shape with its corresponding description. This exercise not only helps students to identify different 3D shapes but also encourages them to pay attention to the properties of these shapes, such as the number of faces, edges, and vertices, as well as the nature of these components.

One shape proudly states it has a single flat face and one curved face, with a solitary curved edge and a single vertex, hinting at the unique properties of a cone. Another shape boasts six flat faces of identical length, twelve edges, and eight vertices, which perfectly describes a cube. The third shape claims to have only one curved face, which is characteristic of a sphere. Then there is a shape with six flat faces, twelve edges, and eight vertices, where opposite faces are identical, but not all edges share the same length, indicating a rectangular prism. Lastly, a shape with two flat faces and one curved face, possessing two curved edges and no vertices, is the unmistakable description of a cylinder. Through this exercise, children learn to associate these verbal descriptions with their 3D geometric counterparts.