# Find different ways to sort 3D shapes

I can find different ways to sort 3D shapes.

# Find different ways to sort 3D shapes

I can find different ways to sort 3D shapes.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- 3D shapes can be sorted by their properties
- The properties of 3D shapes are the faces, edges and vertices

### Common misconception

Children may still find it difficult to count the number of faces, vertices and edges on a 3D shape when they are looking at an image of that shape.

Provide 3D shapes for the children to handle. Encourage them to mark the faces, vertices and edges with a wipe-clean pen as they count. Talk about where the properties can be found on each shape e.g. a triangular prism has 3 vertices at each end.

### Keywords

Faces - The flat 2D surfaces of a 3D shape.

Edges - The straight lines where two faces of a 3D shape meet.

Vertices - The corners of a shape where two or more edges meet.

### Licence

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## Video

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## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

triangular face

apex

base

triangular prism

pentagonal prism

hexagonal prism