3-D shapes

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Why learn about 3-D shapes?

Describe and work with 3-D shapes like cubes, spheres and cylinders.

Quick tips for tutors

Three dimensional shapes includes:

  • Descriptions of various three-dimensional (3D) shapes
  • Properties of three-dimensional shapes
  • Examples of three-dimensional shapes in the real world
  • Activities to practise understanding of shapes and their

What do the levels mean?

Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go on to Level 1 and Level 2.

  • Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
  • Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland. A useful qualification for many jobs.

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