Common Core: Kindergarten Math : Analyze and Compare Two- and Three-dimensional Shapes: CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.B.4

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Example Question #1 : Analyze And Compare Two And Three Dimensional Shapes: Ccss.Math.Content.K.G.B.4

What is the difference between the two shapes below? 

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Possible Answers:

The color of the shapes. 

The number of sides each of the shapes have. 

One shape is two-dimensional and the other shape is three-dimensional. 

Correct answer:

The number of sides each of the shapes have. 

Explanation:

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The difference between these two shapes are the number of side lengths they each have. 

The triangle has three sides and the rectangle has four sides. They are both two-dimensional shapes because they are both flat shapes, and they are both red shapes. 

Example Question #2 : Analyze And Compare Two And Three Dimensional Shapes: Ccss.Math.Content.K.G.B.4

What is the difference between the two shapes below? 

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Possible Answers:

Their color

They type of shape

Their size

Correct answer:

Their size

Explanation:

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Both of these shapes are hexagons because they are both flat shapes with six sides. The only difference is their size. One shape is smaller than the other. 

Example Question #3 : Analyze And Compare Two And Three Dimensional Shapes: Ccss.Math.Content.K.G.B.4

What is the difference between the two shapes below? 

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Possible Answers:

The number of sides each of the shapes have. 

One shape is two-dimensional and the other shape is three-dimensional 

The height of the shapes.

Correct answer:

The number of sides each of the shapes have. 

Explanation:

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Both of these shapes are the same height and they are two-dimensional shapes, because they are flat. The difference between them are the number of sides they each have. 

The triangle has three sides and the rectangle has four sides. 

Example Question #4 : Analyze And Compare Two And Three Dimensional Shapes: Ccss.Math.Content.K.G.B.4

What is the difference between the two shapes below? 

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Possible Answers:

They are two different sizes.

They are two different colors. 

They are two different shapes.

Correct answer:

They are two different shapes.

Explanation:

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Both of these shapes are the same size and the same color. The difference is the type of shape. 

We have a pentagon, a five-sided shape, and a hexagon, a four-sided shape. 

Example Question #5 : Analyze And Compare Two And Three Dimensional Shapes: Ccss.Math.Content.K.G.B.4

What is the difference between the two shapes below? 

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Possible Answers:

One of the shapes is two-dimensional and one of the shapes is three-dimensional. 

Their color is different. 

Nothing is different, they are the same shape. 

Correct answer:

One of the shapes is two-dimensional and one of the shapes is three-dimensional. 

Explanation:

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The shape on the left is a solid shape, or a three-dimensional shape. The shape on the left is a flat shape, or two-dimensional shape. 

Example Question #6 : Analyze And Compare Two And Three Dimensional Shapes: Ccss.Math.Content.K.G.B.4

What is similar about the two shapes below? 

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Possible Answers:

They are the same color. 

They are the same size.

They have the same number of sides. 

Correct answer:

They have the same number of sides. 

Explanation:

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Both of these shapes have four sides. 

Example Question #6 : Analyze And Compare Two And Three Dimensional Shapes: Ccss.Math.Content.K.G.B.4

What is similar about the two shapes below? 

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Possible Answers:

The size of the shapes.

The color of the shapes. 

The number of sides they both have. 

Correct answer:

The number of sides they both have. 

Explanation:

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Both of these shapes have the same number of sides. 

Example Question #8 : Analyze And Compare Two And Three Dimensional Shapes: Ccss.Math.Content.K.G.B.4

What is similar about the two shapes below? 

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Possible Answers:

They are both two-dimensional. 

They are both three-dimensional.

They are the same color. 

Correct answer:

They are both three-dimensional.

Explanation:

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Both of these shapes are three-dimensional, or solid, shapes. 

Example Question #7 : Analyze And Compare Two And Three Dimensional Shapes: Ccss.Math.Content.K.G.B.4

What is the difference between the two shapes below? 

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Possible Answers:

They are different colors. 

One shape is two-dimensional and the other shape is three-dimensional. 

One shape is round and one shape is made up of straight lines. 

Correct answer:

One shape is round and one shape is made up of straight lines. 

Explanation:

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Both of these shapes are two-dimensional because they are both flat shapes. They are also the same color. 

However, the circle is a round shape and the triangle is made up of three, straight lines. 

Example Question #10 : Analyze And Compare Two And Three Dimensional Shapes: Ccss.Math.Content.K.G.B.4

What is different about the two shapes below? 

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Possible Answers:

The number of sides each of the shapes have. 

The color of the shapes. 

The name of the shapes. 

Correct answer:

The name of the shapes. 

Explanation:

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Both of these shapes have four sides and they are both orange. 

The only different is their names. The shape of the left is a trapezoid and the shape on the right is a rectangle. 

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