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Let’s Sort It! – 2D Shapes and 3D Objects Sorting Acitivity

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A sorting game to use in the classroom when identifying the properties of 2D shapes and 3D objects.

Use this teaching resource during numeracy group activities to help students identify and compare 2D shapes and 3D objects.

Individually, or in small groups, students sort the cards into two groups, 2D shapes and 3D objects. Once the cards have been sorted, students then match the pictures with their names.

Print, cut and laminate a class set of cards and store in a zip-loc bag.

This resource includes the following shapes:

  • hexagon
  • trapezium
  • oval
  • kite
  • parallelogram
  • rhombus
  • square
  • triangle
  • circle
  • rectangle
  • pentagon
  • octagon
  • cube
  • cylinder
  • triangular prism
  • square based pyramid
  • hexagonal prism
  • triangular based pyramid
  • sphere
  • cone
  • rectangular prism.

Three blank cards have also been included to add more shapes as a class.

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  • Vivienne Jerks

    Thanks so much for modifying this resource. It will be very useful for Maths rotations for 2D Shapes and 3D Objects.

    Comment by Vivienne Jerks on February 27, 2017 at 10:51 am

    • Victoria (Teach Starter)

      Hi Vivienne,
      Thank you for your positive comment! We hope your students enjoy using this resource in the classroom.
      Kind regards,

      Comment by Victoria (Teach Starter) on February 27, 2017 at 11:00 am

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Resource Updates

  • This resource now includes hexagon, trapezium, oval, kite, parallelogram, rhombus, rectangular prism, cone and sphere.

    Addition by Victoria (Teach Starter) 26th Feb, 2017

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