Working with Shapes in Three Dimensions
Geometric figures on a flat surface, such as circles, triangles, squares, and rectangles have two dimensions. For example, a rectangle has length and width. Items that are solid like building blocks and rectangular erasers or hold something such as game box, or crayons have a third dimension called height. Height is also called depth or thickness.
There are many three-dimensional shapes hat occupy space and have surface area. The amount of space a three-dimensional (or solid) shape occupies is called volume. Volume also refers to how much a container can hold. Another word for the amount that a container can hold is also called its capacity.
Your task is to present to the class recommendations for a furniture plan for your bedroom. Your bedroom must have at least one bed, one dresser, one lamp stand, and one cylinder lamp. You will submit a 2D and 3D sketch of your plan
- Determine the surface area of your bedroom
- Determine the volume of your bedroom
- Determine the surface area and volume of your bed(s)
- Determine the surface area and volume of your dresser(s)
- Determine the surface area and volume of your lamp stand(s)
- Determine the surface area and volume of your cylinder lamp(s)
- Sketch your 2D and 3D plans
Now that you have completed the Working with Shapes in Three Dimensions Webquest you are equipped to design the different rooms in your home, school, or workplace.