2D and 3D Shapes Math Vocabulary Cards

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PreK - 2nd, Homeschool
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A great visual tool for your geometry shape lessons and on a math focus wall. These share vocabulary word cards are aligned with Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade common core math standards.

Each word is printed on a 3.5 x 6" card, with a purple glitter (just updated), and colorful shape graphics printed below each shape name.

2 dimensional, flat, shapes included are:

ellipse, trapezoid, hexagon, triangle, square, rectangle, rhombus, star, circle, oval, and diamond

3 dimensional, solid, shapes included are:

cube, sphere, cone, cylinder, and rectangular prism

I've also included title cards (2D shapes and 3D shapes). These would be great for sorting the word cards into categories, in a math center, as a pocket chart activity, or a guided math lesson.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.
Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, fourths, and quarters, and use the phrases half of, fourth of, and quarter of. Describe the whole as two of, or four of the shares. Understand for these examples that decomposing into more equal shares creates smaller shares.
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.
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.
Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/“corners”) and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).


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