Practice identifying and sorting three-dimensional shapes with this set of 24 sorting cards.
Teaching 3D Shapes? We Have You Sorted!
Once your students start recognizing three-dimensional figures in the world around them, it’s time to teach them the mathematical names of these common geometric shapes.
This hands-on sorting activity can be used in your Math lessons to help students recognize and categorize 3D shapes by comparing and contrasting their features. It includes a set of 24 sort cards, each one depicting a different real-world 3D figure. Students must sort the shapes under the following headings:
An answer sheet is also provided in the download.
Multiple Applications for This Shape Sorting Activity
This versatile 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
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Use the dropdown arrow on the Download button to select between the editable Google Slides or easy-print PDF version of this resource.
Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.
This resource was created by Kaylyn Chupp, a teacher in Florida and a Teach Starter collaborator.
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