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The Building Game

A 3D shape sorting game where children have to differentiate between different shapes and colours.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet friendly

3-5 year olds
Shape Lab

A BBC Bitesize game which looks at properties of 2D shapes and 3D shapes, fractions of shapes and symmetry. Useful for learning vocabulary related to shapes.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

5-7 year olds
Polyhedra Investigation

This unit is made up of three interactive activities focusing on the properties of 3D shapes. In the first investigation pupils need to find a rule that links the faces, edges and vertices together.

Teachers

Not tablet friendly

7-14 year olds
Castle shapes

Identify 2d and 3d shapes and their properties in the context of a castle. Use Venn diagrams to sort shapes according to their curved faces and vertices.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet friendly

7-11 year olds
Solid Figures

A tutorial explaining the properties of some 3D shapes. It helps with the maths vocabulary of shapes.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

7-11 year olds
Planes of Symmetry

This presentation explains planes of symmetry in some 3D shapes. It is a useful teaching aid on an interactive whiteboard as the tutorial can be paused at any stage to allow discussion.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

11-14 year olds
Shapes

A game where you need to sort 2D and 3D shapes according to their properties. This site lends itself well to a teacher led activity as the second section asks the questions but does not provide the answers.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

9-11 year olds
Shapes

Shapes is an activity which can help you to understand 2D and 3D shapes. It is designed for booster classes for year 5 and 6. Find out the important words to learn and print out a worksheet. You can print out nets to make your own 3D shapes.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

7-11 year olds
Convex Polyhedra with Regular Faces

A grand title, but useful for brushing up your knowledge of some 3D shapes. Click on the shapes you would like more information about.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet friendly

7-14 year olds
Theban Mapping Project

A polished site, mixing historical detail of Egyptology and the pharaohs, maps, photographs and archaeological details. You will find excellent information on the Valley of the Kings and Tutankhamun. Includes narrated movies and a 3D image of a tomb.

Teachers, Pupils

Partly tablet friendly

11-18 year olds
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