Students visualise and match different perspectives of 2D representations of 3D solids such as cylinders, cones and cuboids.

Teacher notes

  • Students are presented with pictures of a range of different coloured 3D solid objects such as cylinders, cones and cuboids taken from different perspectives and they match each view to a 2D picture.
  • Students identify the relative positions of the objects by comparing the outlines and colours of the objects and by rotating a base grid until they find the view they think matches the original picture.
  • Students then take a photo of their picture and check if it matches the original one.
  • Repetition is encouraged, with students working through a random selection of six tasks of increasing complexity each time.

Learning objects

photo hunt picture.

Photo hunt: level 1
The original picture students must match is presented from the same (street level) perspective as the view students are working with.
Students rotate their view in a horizontal plane only to match the picture.

photo hunt picture.

Photo hunt: level 2
Students must take into account both vertical and horizontal planes when matching their view of the objects with the original picture.

photo hunt picture.

Photo hunt: level 3
Students view their objects from an elevated view however they must match the original picture, which is presented in a 'street level' view. Students must visualize the elevated view from the street view in order to successfully match the picture.

photo hunt picture.

Photo hunt: level 4
This is similar to level three, however there are only two colours used in the objects.

photo hunt picture.

Photo hunt
This is an aggregated learning object combining the four learning objects so students are choose which level of photo hunt to do.