Geometric shapes: 3-dimensional

Listed and illustrated below are some of the more common types of 3 dimensional (3D) shapes that your child might learn about at school.

List of 3D shapes

Shape

Description

Rectangular Prisms 3 examples of erctangular prisms
Triangular Prisms 3 examples of triangular prisms
Hexagonal Prisms 2 examples of hexagonal prisms
Square Pyramids 2 examples of square prisms
Rectangular Pyramid example of rectangular pyramid
Triangular Pyramid example of triangular prism
Hexagonal Pyramid example of hexagonal pyramid
Cylinders 2 examples of cylinder shapes
Cones 2 shaded examples of the cone shape
Spheres 2 examples of sphere shaped objects

Printable Geometry Worksheets

Print out and try the following two worksheets on identifying 3D shapes:

All Geometry 24 Worksheets Terms/ Definitions Formulas/ Equations 2D Shapes 3D Shapes Quadrilaterals Measuring Angles Using a Protractor Adding and Subtracting Angles Angle Properties Finding Angles Symmetry Area Volume Surface Area Perimeter Coordinate System Coordinate Graphing Pythagoras' Theorem Distance Between Two Points Congruent Triangles Similar Triangles Transformations Dilations

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