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2D and 3D Shapes

This resource contains a series of interactive spreadsheets designed to demonstrate various teaching points and to provide practice in 2D and 3D shapes and their properties at primary level. They are:

2D and 3D shapes: naming twelve 2D shapes and their features, describing 3D shapes, identifying nets for 3D shapes, classifying triangles and rotational symmetry.

2D and 3D shapes and symmetry- match 2D: interactive activities for matching shapes to their properties, square and triangular pegboards for creating shapes, creating symmetrical patterns in a particular axis of symmetry and investigating symmetry in letters of the alphabet.

2D and 3D shapes and symmetry-new shapes: creating new shapes using a series of squares, triangles or rectangles, a robot drawing tool, which could link to aspects of basic programming, an interactive set of multilink cubes which children use to build different 3D shapes and a half a shape which children then have to complete to show reflective symmetry.

This resource has been provided by the Vitual Textbook. It is part of the Geometry and Measure sub-collection, which contains many further curriculum linked interactive spreadsheets.

This program was designed to be viewed on a screen with a resolution of 1024 x 768. Users may have to adjust the resolution of their screen for the pages to display as was originally intended. The program uses macros which need to be enabled on the users machine.

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