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Shapes topics for beginner

Below are the beginner topics available for the category "Shapes" at Free Maths Games.

Age 6 - 7 (6 topics)


Two-dimensional shapes
Identify the names of each of these two-dimensional shapes

Three-dimensional shapes
Identify the names of each of these three-dimensional shapes

How many sides
Count the number of sides on each of these 2-dimensional shapes

Count corners, edges, faces
Identify the number of corners (vertices), edges or faces on these 3-dimensional shapes

2-dimensional shapes by name
From these lists of names of shapes identify those that are 2 dimensional

3-dimensional shapes by name
From these lists of names of shapes identify those that are 3 dimensional


Age 7 - 8 (10 topics)


2-D shapes: name from diagram
Identify the names of these two-dimensional shapes

2-D shapes: diagram from name
Identify the diagram for each of these names of 2-dimensional shapes

3-D shapes: name from diagram
Identify the names of these three-dimensional shapes in various orientations

3-D shapes: diagram from name
Identify the correct diagram from the names of these 3-dimensional shapes

How many corners
Count the number of corners on each of these named 2-dimensional shapes

How many sides
Count the number of sides on each of these named 2-dimensional shapes

Recognising properties
Choose the correct set of properties for the given 2-dimensional shapes

Identify right angles
Identify whether the given angles are right angles or are angles greater than or less than a right angle

Horizontal and vertical
Identify the horizontal or vertical line from each selection of lines

Parallel or perpendicular
Identify whether each pair of lines are parallel or perpendicular


Age 8 - 9 (11 topics)


2-D shapes: name from diagram
Identify the names of these two-dimensional shapes

2-D shapes: diagram from name
Identify the correct diagram for each of these names of 2-dimensional shapes

3-D shapes: name from diagram
Identify the names of these three-dimensional shapes in various orientations

2-D shapes: triangles
Identify the names of types of triangles: equilateral, isosceles, scalene and right angle

2-D shapes: quadrilaterals
Identify the names of these quadrilateral shapes

Acute or obtuse
Identify whether the given angles are acute, right angle or obtuse

Order angles by size
Order the angles in each list from smallest to largest

How many sides
Identify the number of sides that each of these named 2-dimensional shapes have

How many vertices and sides
Count the number of vertices (corners) and sides on the given 2-D shapes

How many lines of symmetry
Identify the number of lines of symmetry each shape has

Recognising properties
Choose the correct set of properties for the given 2-dimensional shapes


Age 9 - 10 (11 topics)


2-D shapes: polygons, quadrilaterals
Identify the names of the given polygons and quadrilaterals

3-D shapes: name from diagram
Identify the names of these three-dimensional shapes in various orientations

3-D shapes from their nets
Identify the three-dimensional shape names for the given nets

How many lines of symmetry
Identify the number of lines of symmetry for each of these named shapes

Recognising properties
Choose the correct set of properties for each of the given shapes

Is the polygon regular or irregular?
Identify whether the illustrated polygons are regular or irregular

Acute, obtuse or reflex
Identify whether the given angles are acute, right, obtuse or reflex

Estimate the size of angles
Estimate the size of the given acute, obtuse and reflex angles to the nearest 10 degrees

Angles on a straight line
Use the fact that angles on a straight line sum to 180° to find the missing angle x

Angles around a point
Use the fact that angles around a point sum to 360° to find the missing angle x

Conventional markings
Identify correct markings for parallel lines, right angles and equal length sides


Age 10 - 11 (15 topics)


2D shapes from lengths, angles
For each set of lengths and angles identify the correct 2D shape that is described

3D shapes from their nets
Identify the three-dimensional shape names for the given nets

Nets from 3D shapes
Identify the correct net for the given three-dimensional shape names

Most vertices
For each pair of shapes, identify which one has the greater number of vertices

Most sides
For each pair of shapes, identify which one has the greater number of sides

Lines of symmetry
For each pair of shapes, identify which shape has more lines of symmetry

Shapes from properties
Choose the shape to which the given set of properties apply

Parts of a circle
Identify parts of a circle including radius, diameter, circumference, chord, tangent etc.

Acute angles
For each of these lists, identify the largest angle that is acute

Obtuse angles
Identify the smallest or largest angle in each of these sets which is obtuse

Reflex angles
Identify the smallest or largest angle in each of these sets that is reflex

Angles on a straight line
Use the fact that angles on a straight line sum to 180° to find the missing angle x

Angles inside a triangle
Use the fact that angles inside a triangle sum to 180° to find the missing angle X

Angles inside quadrilateral
Use the fact that angles inside a quadrilateral sum to 360° to find the missing angle X

Angles around a point
Use the fact that angles around a point sum to 360° to find the missing angle x


Each of our maths topics for beginner (Age 1 to Age 6) are made up of between 6 and 20 question and answer pairs (both the written form and a robot voice speaking those questions and answers). Each topic can be used with all the activities on the site.


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