Worksheet: Properties of 3D Shapes

In this worksheet, we will practice sorting 3D shapes into groups by either defining or nondefining attributes.

Q1:

Samar sorted these shapes into two groups.

How did she sort the shapes?

  • Aby number of vertices
  • Bby size
  • Cby colour

Are all the cylinders in the same group?

  • Ano
  • Byes

Q2:

Sarah sorted these shapes into two groups.

How did she sort the shapes?

  • Aby size
  • Bby colour
  • Cby the shape of the flat faces

Q3:

Where does this shape belong?

  • A
  • B

Q4:

This cone is tall.

Are all cones tall?

  • Ano
  • Byes

Q5:

How many vertices (corners) does this shape have?

Q6:

Complete these sentences about cubes.

All cubes .

  • Aare big
  • Bare blue
  • Chave 12 equal edges

But not all cubes .

  • Aare pink
  • Bhave 8 edges
  • Chave 8 vertices

Q7:

Do all cubes have 6 flat faces?

  • Ayes
  • Bno

Q8:

Shapes can be either open or closed.