Site hosted by Angelfire.com: Build your free website today!

Shapes and patterns

 

All shapes have names to describe them.

Flat shapes:  Flat shapes are two-dimensional, or 2-D.  That means they have height and width, but not depth.

 

 

A pentagon has five sides   

 

 

Every point on a circle is the same distance from its center.  

 

 

 A quadrilateral is a shape with four sides. 

 

A square has four equal sides and four corners that match.

 

A triangle has three sides. 

 

A rectangle has two pairs of matching sides and four corners that match.

 A hexagon has six sides.

Solid and hollow shapes are describes as three-dimensional, or 3-D.  A flat surface of a

3-D shape is called a face.

 

A pyramid has four triangular faces.

A triangular prism has two triangular faces.

 

 

 

A rectangular prism has 3 rectangular faces.

A sphere is a perfectly round ball. 

 

A cube has six faces.

 

 

A cone stands on its one circular face.

 

A cylinder has two circular faces.

 

 

 

A hexagonal prism has two hexagonal faces.