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Apply 2D Representations to 3D Shapes

In this worksheet, students will apply a 2D scale drawing from a given 3D shape

'Apply 2D Representations to 3D Shapes' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 8 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Geometry and Measures

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Terms/Notation in Drawings

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will be looking at 3D shapes and representing them as a set of 2D shapes.


If an engineer designed a new car, he would not just send a picture of it to the factory with a note to 'Make this!'

The factory would need lots of details in order to make it.


Likewise, an architect could not just send a picture of a building he had designed and ask the building company to 'build it!' without any details.


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They would need to see a drawing of the design of anything from each direction so it could be made correctly!


For example, here is a box with the dimensions given:


a cuboid


The front face is called the front elevation and the sizes are shown.



The side face is called the side elevation and the sizes are shown:



The top is called the plan and the sizes are shown:



This is a very simple design, but it shows how we would be able to see all around the design and the sizes needed.


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