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2D and 3D Shapes - Cut and Paste Worksheet

• Updated:  18 May 2023

Learn the difference between 2D shapes and 3D objects with this cut-and-paste worksheet.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  3 Pages

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2D and 3D Shapes - Cut and Paste Worksheet

• Updated:  18 May 2023

Learn the difference between 2D shapes and 3D objects with this cut-and-paste worksheet.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  3 Pages

Learn the difference between 2D shapes and 3D objects with this cut-and-paste worksheet.

Differentiate 2D and 3D Shapes

Learning to differentiate 2D shapes from 3D shapes is an important spatial awareness skill for our students to develop.

This cut-and-paste worksheet has been designed to help your students recognize and categorize 2D and 3D shapes by comparing and contrasting their features. It includes the following 2D and 3D shapes:

Rectangle, square, hexagon, kite, octagon, oval, triangle, trapezium, circle, rectangular prism, triangular pyramid, cylinder, cube, triangular prism, cone, square pyramid.

Multiple Applications for This Shape Sorting Activity

This versatile shapes resource can be used in multiple ways in your classroom. Why not try some of the following suggestions:

• Whole-class warm-up
• Small-group rotations
• Targeted intervention groups
• Fast finisher challenge
• Homework activity

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