Vertices, faces and edges are all here in abundance, there's plenty to keep them busy if you're investigating properties of three dimensional shapes.
We love this advanced presentation which provides images and properties. Cuboid Cube Prism Triangular Prism Hexagonal Prism Cylinder Cone Sphere Square-Based Pyramid Tetrahedron Octahedron Dodecahedron Icosahedron .... are all covered! Remember this is a link to a PowerPoint presentation so you need software to view it. If you don't have MS Office, try the free Open Office instead.
Revolving shapes and nets to print out are the highlights of this wonderful site. Great.
Many users report this link as broken, often it does work, but needs special software (called a plugin) to be installed on your computer. Your ICT coordinator or school technician should be able to help you with this matter. You'll then be able to fully enjoy this fantastic resource.
A great powerpoint presentation for 3D shapes. Our link goes straight to the file itself so check your Downloads folder. It's a large file (around 3MB) so it may take a while to download. Contains some great real-life photos from Stately home Aston Hall.
We love this isometric grid. It will allow you to create a visual representation on the board - beats using unifix or multilink cubes. Will support objectives that encourage counting cubes in different arrangements and any types of visualisation.
Simple activity of matching the pictures of shapes. Ideal for upper Ks2. We would ask the children to tell us the properties of the 3D shapes as they come to the board to match them up. Cards are mixed up each time you start a new game!
A simple 3D shape matching game where you match the name with the picture of the shape.
Really professional and handsome nets to print for cube, cuboid, pyramid, cone, tetrahedron, cylinder, octahedron, rhombic prism, dodecahedron, pentagonal prism and pentagonal pyramid.
Useful simple A4 PDF file containing a single tetrahedron net.
Sorting shapes and other 3D activities for lower Ks2.
Includes a cube, prism, triangular and square based pyramid, cone and cylinder. Peep at them through the spy hole to guess the shape. Great for ks1 and lower Ks2.
Here's a shape made of many cubes. But how many? Great for visualisation, finding the area, even time tables.
Printable cube nets with squares marked on each side to aid understanding of volume.
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