Seeing All Sides: Orthographic Drawing

How can your draw three-dimensional figures on paper? The lesson shows pupils how to draw orthographic projections of three-dimensional figures composed of cubes. After viewing a PowerPoint presentation, they practice this skill with several examples. 

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have scholars search for examples of orthographic projections on the Internet
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should be aware of the x, y, and z axes
  • Snap cubes or some other type of blocks are necessary for the activity
  • Third lesson of the series of five
  • Provides ways to scale activity based on grade level
  • Instructions contain clarifying visuals
  • None
Common Core