Space and shape

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From learning the names of 2D and 3D shapes, to calculating area, you'll find lots of space and shape worksheets here to help support learning at home, including horizontal, vertical, perpendicular and parallel lines, tesselation, measuring angles, shape nets, reflective symmetry, language of direction, calculating perimeter, calculating the areas of parallelograms and much more.

And you'll find even more great activities in our Primary Geometry: Shape and space pack.

Articles

What are coordinates?
What are coordinates?
We explain what coordinates are and how children are taught to read and plot coordinates on a grid.
Shape, space and primary geometry
Teachers' tricks for shape, space and geometry
Throughout primary school children learn about the properties of the shapes in the world around them (primary geometry, in other words). Phoebe Doyle offers some insiders’ tips on helping them master shape and space maths targets.
What are right, acute, obtuse and reflex angles?
What are right, acute, obtuse and reflex angles?
We explain what right, acute, obtuse and reflex angles are and how children are taught about different angles through KS1 and KS2.

Worksheets

2D and 3D shape worksheet
2D or 3D shape?
Cut out these shape names. Can you organise them into two piles, one for 2D and one for 3D? Look around the room. Can you find an object to match each shape card? Stick the card to the object with Blu Tack!
Calculating the perimeter and area of irregular shapes
Calculating the perimeter and area of irregular shapes
Once you know how to find the area of a rectangle, you can use this knowledge to find the area of irregular, compound shapes as long as they are made up of rectangles or squares. Can you calculate the area and perimeter of the shapes below?
Formulas for calculating area and volume of shapes worksheet
Formulas for calculating area and volume of shapes
The quickest way to find the area of a 2D shape is to use a formula. Can you use the right formula to find the areas of these shapes? With 3D shapes we can also find the volume, which means the quantity of space taken up by the shape. Can you use the right formula to find the volumes of these cuboids?

Games

Angles game
Angles game

Control the Roboidz with your knowledge of angles in this exciting Mission 2110 game.

Symmetry game
Symmetry game

Build your own Mission 2110 Roboid in these daring puzzle games!

2D shapes game
2D shapes game

Find the perfect bottle for the perfect Dick and Dom potion, in a game of shapes and spooky castles...

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Primary Geometry: shape and space

The tricky part of geometry, for many children, is the large amount of geometrical vocabulary that they will need to learn, remember and use correctly. This pack covers all the important concepts with 70 pages of information as well as lots of tips and fun activities that will help your child recognise shapes, measure angles and calculate area and perimeter with ease.

In your Primary Geometry: shape and space learning pack you'll find:

  •     Essential vocabulary
  •     Shape and space tips for parents
  •     2D and 3D shapes
  •     Turning through angles
  •     Looking at cubes and cuboids
  •     Writing directions, clockwise and anti-clockwise
  •     Sequencing
  •     Pentagons, hexagons, octagons, nonagons, polygons, decagons
  •     Cylinders, cones and spheres
  •     Angles
  •     Carroll diagrams
  •     Perimeter and area
  •     Pyramids and triangular prisms
  •     Nets and cubes
  •     Quadrilaterals
  •     Right-angled triangles and equilateral triangles
  •     Isosceles triangles and scalene triangles
  •     Rotating shapes
  •     Symmetry
  •     Using a protractor
Space and shape