There are two parts to this activity - the preparation and the puzzle. You can't do the puzzle without the preparation. You will need a parent to co-operate in the preparation. It will probably be spread over two days. ## Preparation
## Isometric DrawingThe picture of the Tricube above is an isometric drawing.- Print this isometric paper and join the dots to help you draw a tricube in the smallest possible size.
**When you get it right, the only dots will be on the edges and corners of the Tricube. There won't be any dots inside the faces.** - Put two Tricubes together to make a new object. Draw the new object.
- Put the other two Tricubes together a different way and draw the new object.
## Tricube Constructions
- Print this Square Line Paper.
- Make two drawings that show what you see from the street. One view from the front and one from the left side.
- Just draw the squares you see. Don't use colours. (Answers below.)
That was the practice. - Draw a front view and left side view for each of them.
- Label both your recording sheets so you know which views belong to which isometric drawing.
## Just Before You FinishFor this part you need your maths journal and your Working Like A Mathematician page.- Read through this page again and record at least two ways you worked like a mathematician.
- Investigate and report briefly on where looking down, isometric and front/side views are used in your world.
## Answers & DiscussionAnswers to front and left side views of a Tricube.- Front - two squares, one above the other.
- Left - three squares in an L shape the same as a capital L.
- Notes for Tricube Constructions A
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