# Building site [Flash Player version]

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

6

Learning area
• mathematics
Strand
• Mathematics/Measurement and geometry
Concept
• 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
Skill
• Knowledge;
• Comprehension;
• Application;
• Analysis
Student activity
• Interactives;
• Experiment;
• Analysis;
• Modelling;
• Estimation
Learning design
• Experiential learning;
• Independent learning;
• Problem solving;
• Visual learning

#### Other details

Contributors
• 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: http://www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
• Device independence
• Hearing independence
Learning resource type
• Interactive Resource
Browsers
• 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
Rights
• © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.

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