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# Real-World 3D Shapes - Sorting Activity

• Updated:  22 May 2023

Practice identifying and sorting three-dimensional shapes with this set of 24 sorting cards.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

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teaching resource

# Real-World 3D Shapes - Sorting Activity

• Updated:  22 May 2023

Practice identifying and sorting three-dimensional shapes with this set of 24 sorting cards.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

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:

• Cylinder
• Cone
• Sphere
• Pyramid
• Cube

## 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

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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