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TLF ID L7547

Look down on some building towers (a plan view). Build a street-level view of the buildings from a given perspective: front, side or back. Move on to view buildings from a corner angle; build a side view. Then build a group of blocks consistent with top and side views. Rotate the scene to check views from different angles. This learning object is a combination of four objects in the same series that progressively increases in difficulty.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students translate between 2D representations and 3D objects.
  • Students position objects to make 3D models from plans and projections.
Educational value
  • Encourages students to use visualisation skills to imagine different perspectives for viewing the same objects.
  • Illustrates that the perceived shape of an object depends on the observer's viewing point.
  • Allows students to view objects from different angles and then use that information to construct a 3D scene.
Year level


Learning area
  • mathematics
  • Mathematics/Measurement and geometry
    • Mathematics/Angles
    • Mathematics/Direction
    • Mathematics/Geometric properties
    • Mathematics/Location
    • Mathematics/Position
    • Mathematics/Prisms
    • Mathematics/Spatial patterns
    • Mathematics/Shape perception
    • Mathematics/Transformations
    • Mathematics/Size and shape
    • Mathematics/Visualisation
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application;
    • Analysis
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling;
    • Estimation
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • Script writer
    • Name: Rod Rees
    • Organisation: Rees Films Pty Ltd
    • Address: Blackburn VIC 3130 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Howard Reeves
    • Address: Lindisfarne TAS 7015 Australia
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    Access profile
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.