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# Viewfinder: all angles [ESL]

TLF ID L9992

Explore visual perspectives of solids such as cylinders, cones and cuboids. Match a 2D photo of a group of 3D objects taken from a different viewpoint. Identify the relative positions of the solids by comparing 2D outlines and colours. Rearrange the objects on a base grid until the view matches the original photo. One of three levels is generated randomly; each focusing on a different aspect of spatial perception. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

#### Educational details

Key learning objectives
• Students interpret and visualise 2D representations of 3D objects.
• Students place objects to make 3D models from plans and projections.
• Students translate between 2D representations and 3D objects.
Educational value
• Illustrates that the perceived shape of objects depends on the observer’s viewing point.
• Displays a group of objects from different perspectives.
• Provides visual cues about the shape of objects to construct a three-dimensional scene.
• Enables the student to select from four levels of difficulty.
• Features modified language for English as a Second Language users.
• Includes a glossary of terms used in the activity.
Year level

5; 6

Learning area
• mathematics;
• languages other than english
Strand
• Mathematics/Measurement and geometry
• Languages/Understanding language
Concept
• Mathematics/Geometric properties
• Mathematics/Visualisation
• Mathematics/Shape perception
• Mathematics/Rectangular prisms
• Mathematics/Size and shape
• Mathematics/Spheres
• Mathematics/Cylinders
• Mathematics/Angles
• Mathematics/Location
• Mathematics/Position
• Mathematics/Prisms
Skill
• Analysis;
• Application;
• Comprehension;
• Knowledge
Student activity
• Interactives;
• Experiment;
• Estimation;
• Analysis;
• Modelling
Learning design
• Experiential learning;
• Independent learning;
• Problem solving;
• Visual learning

#### Other details

Contributors
• Technical implementer
• 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/
• Subject matter expert
• Name: Warwick Mears
Access profile
• Colour independence
• Device independence
• Hearing independence
• Generic
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
Platform requirements
• Due to the use of rich media content, this learning object is suitable for a connection speed of 256 kbit/s or faster.
Rights
• © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.