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Spatial sense is an important cognitive skill for children. They start to look at the world as a space full of shapes.
See the fact file below for more information on the Identifying and Describing Shapes or alternatively, you can download our 28-page Identifying and Describing Shapes worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
BUILDING UP VOCABULARY
- Shape. A shape is the form of the object. It can be any size and can appear anywhere. Shapes can either be two-dimensional or three-dimensional.
- Two-dimensional Shape. Two-dimensional shapes are flat shapes
- Three-dimensional Shape. Three-dimensional shapes are solid shapes that “pop out”.
- Point. A point is just a position; it has no size or dimension
- Square. A flat shape with four sides of equal length and square corners.
- Circle. A flat shape with no straight sides (every point on the outside of the shape is the same distance from the center).
- Triangle. A flat shape with three sides and three corners.
- Rectangle. A flat shape with four sides, and opposite sides have equal lengths.
- Pentagon. A flat shape with five sides and five corners.
- If a shape is made larger or smaller, or has been rotated or has changed its color, it is still the same shape.
- Cube. A solid shape with all square faces.
- Cone. A solid shape with a circular base, a curved surface, with one vertex.
- Cylinder. A solid shape with two circular bases and a curved surface.
- Sphere. A solid shape with a curved surface, e.g. ball.
DESCRIBING RELATIVE POSITION OF OBJECTS
- Above and Below
- In front
- Beside or Next to
Identifying and Describing Shapes Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the Identifying and Describing Shapes across 28 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Identifying and Describing Shapes worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the spatial sense which is an important cognitive skill for children. They start to look at the world as a space full of shapes
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Lesson Plan
- Identifying and Describing Shapes
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- Name and Match
- Shape Sort
- Arrange the Shapes
- Color It!
- Where’s the Bear?
- Position and Draw
- Create Your Own Robot
- Shapes Everywhere
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