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By Thelma Page is a freelance education writer and retired teacher

Get to grips with the properties of 2D and 3D shapes

Learning objectives: describe the shape and size of solids and flat shapes; use the mathematical names for 2D and 3D shapes.

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A collection of 2D and 3D shapes including sets of geometric shapes and plenty of everyday objects that have recognizable geometric shapes, such as tins, boxes, tubes, balls, plates, beads, pastry cutters and stickers.

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