# Drawing 3D Objects

## Draw two-dimensional representations of three-dimensional objects

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The photograph shows a shape made from plastic cubes.
Using no more than lines can you draw a two-dimensional representation
of the whole shape (not showing the individual cubes).

The top left vertex of the shape should be where the red flashing dot is.

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## Description of Levels

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Try! - Practise drawing three-dimension objects on the isometric dots here.

Level 1 - Complete the drawings of the letters to make them look three-dimensional

Level 2 - Draw a two-dimensional representation of a model made from plastic cubes

Level 3 - Draw a two-dimensional representation of a larger model made from plastic cubes

Level 4 - Draw a two-dimensional representation of a model after one cube has been removed

Level 5 - Draw a two-dimensional representation of a model after one cube has been added

Level 6 - Draw all the different ways that four cubes could be arranged

Exam Style Questions - A collection of GCSE style problems related to the statement: "Pupils should be taught to construct and interpret plans and elevations of 3D shapes".

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## Instructions

The Level 2 challenge is to complete the task using only lines. If you do you will be awarded a Transum virtual trophy.

Click a start point and then click an end point. A straight line will be drawn between those two points.

You can click the 'Check' button when you think your drawing is complete (remember you must have used lines.).

If you make a mistake you can use the 'Undo' and 'Clear' buttons. Great concentration is required!

You can use the Try! page to experiment, explore and investigate - Practise drawing three-dimension objects on the isometric dots before starting the challenges.

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## Tip

For each of the challenges you are only allowed to use a fixed number of lines so you don't want to waste any!

If you want to join A and B do it with one line joining A and B not three smaller lines from dot to dot.

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