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Completing the Missing 2D View of a 3D Object

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Completing the Missing 2D View of a 3D Object

Math Foundations

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Draw the 2D view of a 3D object formed by unit cubes when the four different 2D views are given.

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Now You Know

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • Students will be able to identify the missing 2D view (front, back, top, bottom, and sides) of 3D objects build from unit cubes from different views.

Everything You'll Have Covered

The Activity Object uses the real-world example of a furniture designer who uses 3D models of cubes to represent his furniture. Provide wooden or plastic cubes for students to experiment with building representations of furniture.

The following key vocabulary terms will be used throughout this Activity Object:

3D - something having three dimensions (width, length and depth)

unit cube - a cube with each side measuring one unit long

Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 15 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts geometric solids, three-dimensional objects, two-dimensional objects
Course Math Foundations
Type of Tutorial Skills Application
Key Vocabulary 3D, identical cubes, views of three dimensional objects