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3D Coordinate Axes

In this worksheet, student label 3D coordinate axes conventionally using the right hand corkscrew rule.

'3D Coordinate Axes' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Curriculum topic:  Geometry and Measures

Curriculum subtopic:  Construct and Interpret Plans and Elevations of 3D Shapes

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Three dimensional (3D) coordinate axes are used to identify the position of points in space.

In order to do this, the convention is to label the three axes, x, y and z, according to the right hand corkscrew rule, as follows:

Using your right hand, corkscrew your fingers from the x-axis to the y-axis, and your thumb will show the direction of the z-axis.

 

In the following set of 3D axes, determine which is the z-axis, given that:

the x-axis is labelled a

the y-axis is labelled b

 

a

b

c

d

e

f

In the following set of 3D axes, determine which is the z-axis, given that:

the x-axis is labelled b

the y-axis is labelled c

 

a

b

c

d

e

f

In the following set of 3D axes, determine which is the z-axis, given that:

the x-axis is labelled b

the y-axis is labelled a

 

a

b

c

d

e

f

In the following set of 3D axes, determine which is the z-axis, given that:

the x-axis is labelled b

the y-axis is labelled e

 

a

b

c

d

e

f

In the following set of 3D axes, determine which is the z-axis, given that:

the x-axis is labelled d

the y-axis is labelled e

 

a

b

c

d

e

f

In the following set of 3D axes, determine which is the z-axis, given that:

the x-axis is labelled d

the y-axis is labelled a

 

a

b

c

d

e

f

In the following set of 3D axes, determine which is the z-axis, given that:

the x-axis is labelled c

the y-axis is labelled e

 

a

b

c

d

e

f

In the following set of 3D axes, determine which is the z-axis, given that:

the x-axis is labelled d

the y-axis is labelled f

 

a

b

c

d

e

f

In the following set of 3D axes, determine which is the z-axis, given that:

the x-axis is labelled d

the y-axis is labelled f

 

a

b

c

d

e

f

In the following set of 3D axes, determine which is the z-axis, given that:

the x-axis is labelled a

the y-axis is labelled b

 

a

b

c

d

e

f

  • Question 1

In the following set of 3D axes, determine which is the z-axis, given that:

the x-axis is labelled a

the y-axis is labelled b

 

CORRECT ANSWER
e
EDDIE SAYS
Using the right hand corkscrew rule, the thumb will point along the axis labelled e.
  • Question 2

In the following set of 3D axes, determine which is the z-axis, given that:

the x-axis is labelled b

the y-axis is labelled c

 

CORRECT ANSWER
e
EDDIE SAYS
Using the right hand corkscrew rule, the thumb will point along the axis labelled e.
  • Question 3

In the following set of 3D axes, determine which is the z-axis, given that:

the x-axis is labelled b

the y-axis is labelled a

 

CORRECT ANSWER
f
EDDIE SAYS
Using the right hand corkscrew rule, the thumb will point along the axis labelled f.
  • Question 4

In the following set of 3D axes, determine which is the z-axis, given that:

the x-axis is labelled b

the y-axis is labelled e

 

CORRECT ANSWER
a
EDDIE SAYS
Using the right hand corkscrew rule, the thumb will point along the axis labelled a.
  • Question 5

In the following set of 3D axes, determine which is the z-axis, given that:

the x-axis is labelled d

the y-axis is labelled e

 

CORRECT ANSWER
c
EDDIE SAYS
Using the right hand corkscrew rule, the thumb will point along the axis labelled c.
  • Question 6

In the following set of 3D axes, determine which is the z-axis, given that:

the x-axis is labelled d

the y-axis is labelled a

 

CORRECT ANSWER
e
EDDIE SAYS
Using the right hand corkscrew rule, the thumb will point along the axis labelled e.
  • Question 7

In the following set of 3D axes, determine which is the z-axis, given that:

the x-axis is labelled c

the y-axis is labelled e

 

CORRECT ANSWER
b
EDDIE SAYS
Using the right hand corkscrew rule, the thumb will point along the axis labelled b.
  • Question 8

In the following set of 3D axes, determine which is the z-axis, given that:

the x-axis is labelled d

the y-axis is labelled f

 

CORRECT ANSWER
a
EDDIE SAYS
Using the right hand corkscrew rule, the thumb will point along the axis labelled a.
  • Question 9

In the following set of 3D axes, determine which is the z-axis, given that:

the x-axis is labelled d

the y-axis is labelled f

 

CORRECT ANSWER
c
EDDIE SAYS
Using the right hand corkscrew rule, the thumb will point along the axis labelled c.
  • Question 10

In the following set of 3D axes, determine which is the z-axis, given that:

the x-axis is labelled a

the y-axis is labelled b

 

CORRECT ANSWER
f
EDDIE SAYS
Using the right hand corkscrew rule, the thumb will point along the axis labelled f.
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