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Side elevation, front elevation and plan

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by Maths_Mike, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Maths_Mike

    Maths_Mike New commenter

    Your pictures have not shown up - but the answer is hidden edges which would be shown as dotted lines, although this is not always expected at GCSE foundation level.
  2. Maths_Mike

    Maths_Mike New commenter

    So if the shape is made up of 10 cubes you would see lines outlining the "gap" where the two cubes are missing. If it is a solid shape of 14 cubes the only lines would be the outline of the shapes.
    Drawing the lines showing the joins of the cubes is unnecessary and confusing (and arguable incorrect - although again at GCSE foundation level this would rarely be penalized)
  3. Colleen_Young

    Colleen_Young Occasional commenter

    There are some brilliant wisweb applets for demonstrating plans and elevations.
    Several of my top set Year 10 students like these, several particularly enjoyed building houses
    with side views - trying to achieve the views with the minimum number of cubes!
    Well beyond what they need at GCSE but great for 3D thinking!

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