2D and 3D Shapes

We have recently been learning about shape in our maths lessons.

The world around us is made up of space and shape and these are very important concepts for students to understand.

We used Jenny Eather’s Maths Dictionary for Kids a lot to learn and revise vocabulary such as:

  • 3D shape
  • 2D shape
  • prism
  • pyramid
  • vertices
  • edge
  • face

We have enjoyed drawing and labelling shapes, making 3D shapes with nets, counting edges, faces and vertices and playing a range of games to learn about shapes.

If you would like to try some more activities about shape, you can find a collection of games on the Woodlands site here.

Shapes are all around us! What 3D shapes can you see in this photograph?

Geometry for Dummies – Attribution CC BY-SA 2.0
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomasclaveirole/538797534/lightbox/

Can you name any 3D shapes in the photograph?

Can you define any of our shape vocabulary?

Can you name and describe some 2D and 3D shapes?

Did you try any of the games on the Woodlands site?

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16 thoughts on “2D and 3D Shapes

  1. Dear 4KJ,

    Great post I really like learning about shapes like 3D and 2D shapes.

    I think 3D shapes are the best because you can see the shape everywhere and you can see all the sides vertices and the edges and also faces it is real fun learning about shapes.

    Just because 3D look harder they are actually easier
    i use to think that they where harder but they are actually easier.

    This was a great topic and i hope to learn more.
    I also hope we get more comments.

    I liked this and i hope everyone else did too.

    I liked all the shape games that we played because they helped us learn what some shapes where called.

    I hope we get more comments and that they are good and have lots of things that you enjoyed too.

    From Connor F

    • Hi Connor,

      What an amazing comment you left there. It was so nice of you to leave a really log one for us.

      I think that everyone in our grade is improving their comments and their shape knowledge as well of course.

      Yes I also think that we all enjoyed doing shapes and if people didn’t I know that we did.

      It would also be so cool as you said if you we got more comments on the blog because we all like logging and if not I ♥ ♥ ♥ love blogging.

      Thanks again for the great blog comment and I hope to see more of them from you soon!

      Got 2 Gallop,
      Liv :lol: ;) :cool:

  2. Dear 4KJ,

    Yes I can Tell you some of the 3D Shapes in the photograph there is a: Square pyramid, Triangular Pyramid, Cube, Cone, Rectangular Prism, Octagonal Pyramid, Pentagonal Pyramid, Hexagonal Prism and Octagonal Prism.

    Sincerly Jacob :cool: :mrgreen:

    • Hi Jacob,

      What a great comment. Thanks so much for leaving it because I think you have learn a lot.

      I am sure you enjoyed dong shapes right? Well if you didn’t I know that I did.

      It would be good to see so many more comments on this blog post and I am glad you left one.

      Thanks again for the comment and I hope to see more of them from you again soon!

      Got 2 Gallop,
      Liv :lol: ;) :cool:

  3. Hello,

    What a spectacular post this is!
    I would love to keep on reading this post, but I know I won’t be able to leave a comment if I do that.

    Q. Can you name any 3D shapes in the photograph?

    A. Yeah, ok I will try!
    There is a:
    Cube, Cone, Square based Pyramid, Triangular Prism, Hexagonal Prism and I’m guessing that is a sphere.

    Q. Can you define any of our shape vocabulary?

    A. Ok! I will try and tell you what vertices means.
    Vertices is like a point on a shape. If there is just one point, it is a Vertex. But if there is more then 1 point that’s a Vertices.

    Q. Can you name and describe some 2D and 3D shapes?

    A. Square is a 2D flat shape. Cube is a 3D kind of square but it is very different. A triangle is a flat shape. A Triangular Prism is a 3D shape which is very different to the Triangle too!

    Goodbye,
    Princess

  4. Dear Miss Jordan,

    Shapes is a great subject!

    The Answers the questions:

    Q. Can you name any 3D shapes in the photograph?

    A. yes I can name some 3D shapes hear they are…

    Cube, square Prism and square pyramided

    Did you try any of the games on the Woodlands site?Yes I did I went on the quadrilateral quest.

    Sorry I didn’t get to do all the questions!

    Love From,
    Chloe :mrgreen:

    • Hi Chloe,

      Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I was so nice of you and I am glad you left it.

      Thanks again for leaving it and I hope you leave more of them or us soon.

      Got 2 Gallop,
      Liv :lol: ;) :cool:

    • Good morning Chloe!

      That’s a great comment you left there! I think all of us have been improving on shapes.

      That is also awesome that you those questions! Well, some!

      Gtg (Got to go),
      Prinnie

  5. Dear 4KJ and Miss Jordan,

    Well first of all, well done on this blog post Miss Jordan. I think that they are all good and I am glad that you have written it for me and the rest of the class to read.

    I think that all of the blog posts you leave are great and I like the all. I like this one third best.

    It would be good to see more comments on this blog post because that is what we love to see.

    2D and 3D shapes are very fun to do but I think my favourite one to do would have to 3D shapes.

    I like them more because they are harder than 2D shapes and I like a good challenge. It is so much fun!

    HERE ARE THE ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS:

    Can you name any 3D shapes in the photograph?
    Yes……….

    Can you define any of our shape vocabulary?
    Yes………..

    Dimensional, (2D and 3D) Regular and Irregular.

    Can you name and describe some 2D and 3D shapes?

    Yes……….

    – Cube
    – Square Based Pyramid
    – Cone
    – Triangular Prism
    – Rectangular Prism
    – Hexagonal Prism
    – Pentagonal Prism

    Did you try any of the games on the Woodlands site?
    Yes……….

    And I liked the one where you had to make something out of the shapes.

    Thanks again Miss Jordan for writing up this blog post and I hope to see more of them very soon.

    Got 2 Gallop,
    Liv :lol: ;) :cool:

    • Hi Livvy,

      Great comment. You are so good at leavung comments and you leave them everyday, good job! Great blogging skills as well!

      Livvy I would have to agree 2D and 3D shapes are really fun to learn but yes, 3D shapes are the most fun shapes to learn about.

      I think learning about shapes will help us learn more and so it helps us for when we’re older. I think when we are older we are going to use our shape skills nearly everywhere we go. Don’t you think?

      Good words Livvy, I have also learnt those 3 words, dimensional, regular and irregular!

      I don’t think I could think of any more 2D or 3D shapes, I think you said all my ideas! But I can add some 2D shapes in there too, such as:

      – Square
      – Rectangle
      – Triangle
      – Circle
      – Star
      – Heart and many more but I won’t say them all because it will be a waste of room for the comment.

      I haven’t played any of the games yet but I’m sure if you would be able to list some for me to play on the Woodlands site please.

      Great comment again Livvy and I’m sure you will be busy writing more after reading mine maybe!

      Bye For Now,
      Megsy :mrgreen:

  6. Hello everyone! :lol:

    I can name the Circle based pyramid and the Cube.
    I have not yet played any of the games on woodlands but I am looking forward to. :mrgreen:

    Here are some 3D shapes:
    Cube
    Rectangular Prism
    Triangular Prism
    Square Based Pyramid

    Here are some 2D shapes
    Circle
    Square
    Triangle
    Rectangle
    Oval

    See ya,
    Lee

    • Hi Lee,

      Thanks so much for leaving a blog comment. It was very nice of you to leave it and I am glad you got the time to do it.

      I left a comment with a lot of 3D shapes in it but I forgot all about the 2D shapes so……….

      HERE ARE SOME 2D SHAPES:

      – Circle
      – Triangle
      – Square
      – Oval
      – Rectangle

      I have learnt about a lot of shapes and it was so good to see everyone enjoying doing shapes in Maths.

      Got 2 Gallop,
      Liv :lol: ;) :cool:

  7. Dear 4KJ,
    Over the last few weeks I have enjoyed learning about the 2-dimensional shapes and 3-dimensional shapes in class.

    HERE ARE THE ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS.

    Q#1} can you define any shapes in the picture.

    A#1} yes I can and they are cone,triangular prism,cube,pentaganol prism,hexegaonal prism and the octahedron.

    Q#2} can you define any of our shape vocabulary.

    A#2} yes I can and they are:
    length
    breadth
    and height

    Q#3} Can you name and describe some 2D and 3D shapes?

    A#3} yes I can:
    cube
    square
    octahedron
    pentagonal prism
    hexagonal prism
    heptagonal prism
    octagonal prism
    decagonal prism
    triangular prism
    square-based pyramid
    triangle-based pyramid
    rectangle-based pyramid
    pentagonal pyramid
    octagonal pyramid
    dodecahedron.

    Q#4} Did you try any of the games on the Woodlands site?

    A#4} no I have not tried the games on the woodlands site.
    sincerely,
    Mitchell,s

    • Hi Mitch,

      Thanks so much for leaving a comment on the class blog. It is so good to see all of these comments getting put up on here.

      Everyone is doing a great job at it and I am glad they have done them all. I think that we have all enjoyed doing shapes and we all like it.

      I know that they are a very fun thing to do and they are not the easyest sometimes.

      It was nice talking to you and I hope to see a reply from you again soon.

      Thanks again for leaving the comment by the way.

      Got 2 Gallop,
      Liv :lol: ;) :cool:

  8. Dear 4KJ,

    Great post! :razz:

    In the photo I could see a pentagonal prism, triangular based pyramid, a cube and more.

    some words I can add to the list are sides and corners.

    Some 2D and 3D shapes are cubes, pyramids, prisms, spheres and cones.

    From,
    Harry :lol: :razz: :cool:

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