# Analyzing in Three Dimensions Worksheets

How to Analyze a Shape in Three Dimensions - It is easy to analyze and determine a shape if it is drawn in two dimensions. However, analyzing and determining shapes in three dimensions can be a bit tricky. If a shape is drawn in such a way that it gives a three-dimensional impact, then it can be really difficult to analyze and determine which shape is that. For example, drawing a cube is not that difficult, and the viewer can tell that it is a cube just by looking at it. However, if the shape is a bit complex and if we’re talking about a pyramid or an octahedral structure (an eight-sided three-dimensional figure), then such shapes can be really tricky to analyze. If such complex figures are drawn on a paper with a three-dimensional look, the first thing that a viewer should look for it check around its edges and count them. They should look for an extension of that figure that might be extended backward and carefully count all the edges and vertices to analyze it properly.

• ### Basic Lesson

Guides students through manipulating three dimensional objects. If this 2-dimensional figure is assembled, it will form 3-dimensional figure shown at right. Bring the 2 ends of the semi circle towards each other. It will form a cone, with the center of the semi circle becoming the apex of the cone.

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Demonstrates how to write algebraic statements. Example: Limitation of delivery by shipping: combined girth and length less than 240 cm. Can a box be shipped that has a length of 50 cm, width of 7 cm and height of 20 cm?

• ### Independent Practice 1

A really great activity for allowing students to understand the concepts of the Analyzing in Three Dimensions. Example: 2 tablespoons of a drink should be added in 1 glass water. How many quarts should be put in 50 glasses? (Assuming 6 tablespoons = 1 quart)

• ### Independent Practice 2

Students use Analyzing in Three Dimensions in 20 assorted problems. The answers can be found below.

• ### Homework Worksheet

Students are provided with 12 problems to achieve the concepts of Analyzing in Three Dimensions.

• ### Skill Quiz

This tests the students ability to understand Analyzing in Three Dimensions.

• ### Answer Key

Answers for all the math worksheets and printables.

#### The Grand Canyon

A mathematician, native Texan, once was asked in his class: "What is mathematics good for?" He replied: "This question makes me sick. Like when you show somebody the Grand Canyon for the first time, and he asks you 'What's is good for?' What would you do? Why, you would kick the guy off the cliff".