Faces, Edges, and Vertices



As illustrated below, 3D solids can have many attributes such as, faces, edges, and vertices.  A face is a flat surface of a 3D solid.  An edge is where 2 faces meet.  A vertex is where 2 or more edges meet.  Look at the examples below and see if you can identify where the faces, edges, and vertices of each 3D solid are.


  Face  
    Edge    
   Vertex (Vertice)
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Key terms:   edge, faces, vertices

A Maths Dictionary for Kids 2010 by Jenny Eather
 Harcourt Math Glossary
 Resource Room at Math Central

Links for review:

Interactives . 3D Shapes
Review of faces, edges, and vertices.  A visual demonstration of each solid, with the ability to pause.
Faces, Edges and Vertices
Match the solid with the clue provided.  This game has a timer.  Press 'start' to begin.
 Math Quiz - Faces, Edges and Vertices
A faces. edges, and vertices quiz to demonstrate what you have learned.

Sample Questions:


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Using pictures, words, and numbers, explain how many faces, edges, and vertices are on a hexagonal prism.