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Faces, Edges and Vertices

Show your ability to recognise the attributes of three dimensional solid shapes with this self marking quiz.

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Description Help More 3D Shapes

This is level 1; Count the number of faces, edges and vertices. You can earn a trophy if you get at least seven questions correct.

How many faces does a cube have?Platonic Solid Animation Correct Wrong
How many edges does a cube have? Correct Wrong
How many vertices does a cube have? Correct Wrong
How many vertices does a triangular prism have?Triangular Prism Correct Wrong
How many edges does a tetrahedron have?Platonic Solid Animation Correct Wrong
How many faces does a tetrahedron have? Correct Wrong
How many faces does a square based pyramid have? Correct Wrong
How many vertices does a square based pyramid have? Correct Wrong
How many edges does a hexagonal prism have? Correct Wrong
How many faces does a pentagonal prism have? Correct Wrong

Can you find a connection between the number of faces, vertices and edges of any polyhedron?

This is Faces, Edges and Vertices level 1. You can also try:
Level 2 Level 3

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Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

When you have got all of the questions correct you may want to print out this page and paste it into your exercise book. If you keep your work in an ePortfolio you could take a screen shot of your answers and paste that into your Maths file.

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"Very good starters, help pupils settle very well in maths classroom."

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"My year 8's absolutely loved the "Separated Twins" starter. I set it as an optional piece of work for my year 11's over a weekend and one girl came up with 3 independant solutions."

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Description of Levels



Level 1 - Count the number of faces, edges and vertices.

Level 2 - Discovering Euler's Formula.

Level 3 - Applying Euler's Formula.

Nets of 3D Shapes


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Don't wait until you have finished the exercise before you click on the 'Check' button. Click it often as you work through the questions to see if you are answering them correctly.