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 out and laminate a class set of cards and store in a ziplock bag. Alternatively, to reduce plastic use, print on thick card for durability.
This resource includes the following shapes:
- triangular prism
- square-based pyramid
- hexagonal prism
- triangular-based pyramid
- rectangular prism.
Three blank cards have also been included to add more shapes as a class.
Download this resource as part of a larger resource pack or Unit Plan.
NSW Curriculum alignment
Three-Dimensional Space - sorts, describes, represents and recognises familiar three-dimensional objects, including cones, cubes, cylinders, spheres and prisms
Two-Dimensional Space - manipulates, sorts, represents, describes and explores two-dimensional shapes, including quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons and octagons
Two-Dimensional Space - manipulates, identifies and sketches two-dimensional shapes, including special quadrilaterals, and describes their features
Victorian Curriculum alignment
We create premium quality, downloadable teaching resources for primary/elementary school teachers that make classrooms buzz!
Find more resources for these topics
This resource now includes hexagon, trapezium, oval, kite, parallelogram, rhombus, rectangular prism, cone and sphere.
Addition by Victoria (Teach Starter) Feb 26th, 2017
Suggest a change
You must be logged in to request a change. Sign up now!
Report an Error
You must be logged in to report an error. Sign up now!