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3D Shapes and nets

The curriculum aims of this resource are:

  • To be able to identify and name common 3D shapes
  • To be able to identify and name features of 3D shapes such as vertices, edges and sides
  • To be able to name and identify the nets of common 3D shapes

Vocabulary covered in this resource:

a net, a shape, a face, faces, an edge, edges, a vertex, vertices, a cone, a cuboid, a cylinder, a tetrahedron, a sphere, a triangular prism, a pyramid, a square, a rectangle, a triangle, a circle, a partial circle

The discussion activity considers opinion vocabulary: to agree, to disagree, correct, wrong, because

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