2D & 3D Shape Posters & Flashcards - Visual Classroom Display Real Life Examples

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Use these 2D and 3D Shape Posters & Flashcards to teach your students the difference between shapes. These posters are perfect for a shapes visual classroom display and include 2D and 3D shape real life examples so students are easily able to place shapes in the environment. Flashcards are also included.

What's included in this Shapes Visual Classroom Display resource:

Included in the set of 2D Shape Posters/Flashcards:

  • 1 set of posters including circle, rectangle, square, diamond, rhombus, trapezoid, trapezium, oval, pentagon, octagon, hexagon
  • 1 set of posters including all of the above shapes with real life pictures of each as well as a coloured shape.

Included in the set of 3D Shape Posters/Flashcards:

  • 1 set of posters including cube, sphere, rectangular prism, triangular prism, cone, cylinder, pyramid
  • 1 set of posters including all of the above shapes with real life pictures each as well as a coloured shape.

These 2D & 3D Shape Posters & Flashcards are linked to the curriculum/standards:

Australian Curriculum

  • ACMMG009 - Sort, describe and name familiar two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects in the environment.
  • ACMMG022 - Recognise and classify familiar two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects using obvious features
  • ACMMG042 - Describe and draw two-dimensional shapes, with and without digital technologies

USCC State Standards

  • CCSS.K.G.A.1
  • CCSS.K.G.A.2
  • CCSS.1.G.A.1
  • CCSS.1.G.A.2


What other teachers are saying about these 2D & 3D Shape Posters:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I like how simple these are and clear they are for the young eyes. Thank you. Can't wait to use them."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Love having this to reinforce shapes! Thank you!"

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.
Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and three-sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes.
Compose two-dimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and quarter-circles) or three-dimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and compose new shapes from the composite shape.


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