Naming shapes

Naming shapes

Pencil and paper
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Further Resources
This task is about matching the names of 2-D and 3-D shapes.
Draw a line from each shape to its name. There will be some names left over.
The first one has been done for you.


Shape name

Task administration: 
This task is completed with pencil and paper only.


Description of task: 
Students match pictures of 2- and 3-dimensional shapes with their correct names.
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Y4 (08/1999)

6 correct – very difficult

5 correct – moderate

3-4 correct – very easy

Diagnostic and formative information: 
Common error Likely reason
Cube called a square.
Cuboid called an oblong.
Cone called a circle.
Cylinder called a circle.
Confuses 2-D and 3-D shapes.