 # Names of Shapes Shapes are all around us. Learning the names of shapes helps students identify and differentiate between various visual objects. Besides, it also helps learn skills in other curriculum areas like letters, maths and science.     Let’s learn about different types of shapes, their names, and how they look.

Examples of Various Objects and Their Names

Here is a list of a few examples of common visual objects and their name of shapes.

 Name of the Object Shape of the Object Earth Sphere Sun Sphere Moon Sphere Football Sphere Ring Circle Box Cube/ Cuboid Ice Cube Cube Jar Cylinder Television Screen Rectangle Birthday Cap Cone Ice Cream Cone Cone Tent Triangle Egg Oval

Brief Description of Different Shapes

Here, you will learn about different types of shapes in detail.

1. Triangle: A triangle is a two-dimensional closed shape with 3 points and 3 sides. There are 3 types of triangles based on their angles.

2. Rectangle: A rectangle has 4 points and sides. This 2D closed shape has equal lengths on opposite sides.

3. Square: A square is a two-dimensional closed shape with 4 points and 4 equal sides.

4. Sphere: A sphere is a three-dimensional shape in geometry that looks closely similar to a two-dimensional circle.

5. Rhombus: A rhombus is a two-dimensional closed shape with four sides of equal length. It has 4 points and sides.

6. Parallelogram: A parallelogram is a two-dimensional closed shape with two pairs of opposite sides parallel. The opposite angles are also equal.

7. Pentagon: A pentagon [penta (five) + gon (angle)] is a geometrical shape with 5 sides and angles.

8. Hexagon: A hexagon [hexa (six) + gon (angle)] is a geometrical shape with 6 sides and angles.

9. Octagon: An octagon [octa (eight) + gon (angle)] is a geometrical shape with 8 sides and angles.

10. Decagon: A decagon [deca (ten) + gon (angle)] is a geometrical shape with 10 sides and angles.

Recognising different shapes is an early step in understanding and remembering numbers and letters. Therefore, explore the world of shapes and discover the shapes around you with the basic names of shapes.