Geometric Solids

 2-d drawings become models of 3-d solids.

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This project is intended to teach about the making of geometric solids, general good craftsmanship,  and  using a ruler.  We are going to use them for drawing too.

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The student above has made a very small(very challenging!) one.

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It also teaches/reviews the ability to understand and make geometric “nets”.  ODE uses this term for 2-d drawings that can be folded and cut out and made into various geometric solids.

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In the one above you can see a student who has completed a four sided pyramid, a couple-o-cubes, and the cylinder he is still in progress with.

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The process involves careful gluing and cutting, thinking about what shapes, and how many,  need to be drawn and how to arrange tabs for gluing the shapes together.

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One of the boxes turned into a model of a tv set along with some assembled boxes and a student still working on more.

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A quick sketch done a student.

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