Explore 2d Shapes Worksheets

Welcome to the Math Salamanders Explore 2d Shapes worksheets for kids.

Here you will find a range of printable geometry worksheets, which will help your child to learn the properties of 2d shapes and develop their geometric reasoning skills.

Explore 2d Shapes

The worksheets you find on this page have all been developed to try to help children get a better understanding of what 2d shapes are all about.

In particular, many children still find it hard to realize that a square is also a rectangle which is also a parallelogram which is also a quadrilateral which is also a polygon.

So one of the main development points of these sheets is to get children to know their shapes really well, and to understand what properties they have.

The other aim of these sheets is to try to get children to prove or demonstrate why a particular statement might be always true, sometimes true or never true in the context of geometry.

Reasoning is a key element in mathematics which is often neglected, and really gets children to think about their beliefs and why they think what they do.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

  • know the properties of a range of 2d shapes;
  • recognise that some shapes can also be described as being other shapes; e.g. a square is also a rhombus;
  • recognise and understand right angles, parallel lines, lines of symmetry;
  • develop their geometric reasoning skills.

Can You Draw It? Worksheets

The worksheets here involve children applying their knowledge and understanding to explore 2d shapes.

They are a great way to stretch the more able learners, or get children to think hard about the properties shapes have.

Although the sheets in this section are aimed at 3rd grade, they could easily be used by older children.

2d Shapes - Can you draw it?

Explore 2D Shapes Worksheets

All the sheets in this section involve saying whether a given statement is Always, Sometimes, or Never True.

There is also a section for children to explain the reasoning behind their thinking for each answer.

The worksheets have been split up into grades, starting with 3rd grade.

The grades provide a rough guide to where the children have developed enough skills to answer the questions.

However, you can use the worksheets with older children or even adults, to get them to develop their reasoning skills and explore 2d shapes.

With some sheets, there is a UK version of the sheet because of the difference in terminology of the word 'trapezium' and 'trapezoid'.

All of the other sheets can be used by anyone!

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

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More 2d Shapes Worksheets

  • Looking for some printable 2d shape worksheets?
  • Need some symmetry worksheets?
  • Looking for sheets about the properties of 2d shapes?

We have a huge selection of printable 2d shape worksheets for a range of abilities.

Using the link below will take you to our 2d shapes worksheet page where you will find a selection of our worksheets on 2d shapes for a variety of grades from kindergarten upwards.

3d Shapes Worksheets

If you are looking for 3d shape worksheets then you have found the right place.

All of our printable 3d shape worksheets from the website have been put onto the webpage below.

We have a wide selection of 3d shape sheets to cater for a range of grades and abilities.

There are sheets suitable from children age from kindergarten and up.

At Kindergarten level, the focus is on recognising 3d shapes and 2d shapes.

At 1st grade, we start identifying specific types of 3d shapes such as cones or prisms.

At 2nd grade we are beginning to name the shapes and count some of their faces.

At 3rd grade the focus turns to identifying properties such as faces, edges and vertices. We also start investigating the links between 3d shapes and their nets.

Symmetry Worksheets

Here is our selection of free printable symmetry worksheets for 2nd and 3rd grade.

The sheets are all graded in order from easiest to hardest.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

  • learn how to reflect simple shapes in a horizontal or vertical mirror line;
  • learn how to reflect simple shapes in 2 mirror lines.

All the free printable geometry worksheets in this section support Elementary Math Benchmarks.

Geometry Nets Worksheets

On this page you will find information and worksheets about nets.

The worksheets consist of identifying and matching the net that matches the correct 3d shape.

Geometry Riddles

Here you will find our free printable geometry riddles from 1st to 5th grade.

These riddles are all about problem solving with 2d shapes.

Using these riddles will help your child to:

  • develop their geometry skills;
  • develop their understanding of geometric language;
  • apply their geometric knowledge to solve problems.

All the geometry riddles in this section support elementary math benchmarks.


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