E P Collier

Primary School and Nursery

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Investigating Solid/3D shapes

Learning Intentions

  • To investigate the properties and features of solid shapes
  • To recognise cylinders and spheres in the environment
  • To begin to use simple mathematical language associated with solid shapes (faces, flat, curved, cylinder, sphere)


Solid shapes are all around us. Watch the video here to learn how to recognise spheres and cylinders.

Investigating Solid (3D) Shapes

Now go on a shape hunt in your home to look for cylinders and spheres. Remember to test if they can slide or roll! Can you sort them and draw a picture.

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