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3D Plan Views Practice 1

In this worksheet, students will find the bird’s eye view of a complex 3D shape whose position has been altered (rotated). It will develop their knowledge of the properties of 3D shapes.

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'3D Plan Views Practice 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Exam-Style Questions: Spatial & Non-Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Exam-Style Questions: 3D Plan Views

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Worksheet Overview

The following activity is a practice exercise to help you measure your success under timed conditions.

If you are unsure of an answer, move on to the next question.

You should come back to questions you found difficult at the end if you have time.


When you can see something from above, it is called a bird’s eye view.

It is called this because it is what a bird would see if they were flying above it and looked down.


Have a look at the 3D shape below.

In this picture, you can see some of the sides and top of the shape.


Can you match the shape below to its bird’s eye view?

The bird’s eye view may have been rotated.

a)         b)         c)         d) 


The answer is d.

The image has been rotated slightly from the original, but it is still what you would see from above.

Let’s get started and engage our bird’s eye!


Now it's time to begin this practice exercise.

Good luck!

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