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Name the 2D shape
hexagon
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Name the 2D shape
circle
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What do the 2 and the D mean when stated as 2D in mathematics?
two dimensional
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What do the 3 and the D mean when stated as 3D in mathematics?
three dimensional
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Name the 3D shape
pyramid
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Name the 3D shape
sphere
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Name the 3D shape
cube
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Name the 3D shape
cylinder
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Name the 3D shape
tetrahedron
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Name the 3D shape
dodecahedron
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Name the 3D shape
octahedron
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Name the 3D shape
cone
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Name the 3D shape
rectangular prism
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Name the 3D shape
triangular prism
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Name the 3D shape
cuboid
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Define a 3D shape
Any shape or object that takes up air space
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This flashcard set covers basic two dimensional (2D) and three dimensional (3D) shapes. 2D shapes are those that can lie on a flat surface, or plane in the mathematical sense. They only have two dimensions, which means they can only travel in two directions, such as forwards and backwards. 3D shapes occupy three dimensions. This means they take up air and space. In this sense, traveling can occur forwards, backwards, right, left, up and down. The ability to travel up into space and back down is what differentiates 3D from 2D. The world we live in is all 3D.

Shapes are all around us. Every day we encounter different 2D and 3D shapes. This flashcard set covers some of the most basic shapes such as: square, triangle, circle, sphere and cube. You probably know most of these and see them on a daily basis. However, did you know there are other shapes like: decagon, septagon, triangular prism and octahedron? If some of these terms are new to you, don't fret. Studying this flashcard set will help you with distinguishing 2D shapes from 3D shapes. You will also be able to identify many common 2D and 3D shapes, as well as others that are not seen everyday.

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Define a 3D shape
Any shape or object that takes up air space
Name the 3D shape
cuboid
Name the 3D shape
triangular prism
Name the 3D shape
rectangular prism
Name the 3D shape
cone
Name the 3D shape
octahedron
Name the 3D shape
dodecahedron
Name the 3D shape
tetrahedron
Name the 3D shape
cylinder
Name the 3D shape
cube
Name the 3D shape
sphere
Name the 3D shape
pyramid
What do the 3 and the D mean when stated as 3D in mathematics?
three dimensional
What do the 2 and the D mean when stated as 2D in mathematics?
two dimensional
Name the 2D shape
circle
Name the 2D shape
hexagon
Name the 2D shape
rectangle
Name the 2D shape
square
Name the 2D shape
pentagon
Name the 2D shape
octagon
Name the 2D shape
star
Name the 2D shape
heart
Name the 2D shape
crescent
Name the 2D shape
diamond
Name the 2D shape
clover
Name the 2D shape
triangle
Name the 2D shape
septagon
Name the 2D shape
nonagon
Name the 2D shape
decagon
Name the 2D shape
oval
Name the 2D shape
parallelogram
Name the 2D shape
trapezoid

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