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3D shapes


Using isometric paper

We can use isometric paper to draw 3-D shapes:

A cube drawn on an isometric grid

This 3cm × 3cm × 3cm cube has been drawn using the dots as guides. The vertical lines are always vertical, but the horizontal lines are drawn at angles.

Get some isometric paper and try drawing the cube yourself.

Sample question

Use isometric paper to draw a cuboid with a length of 6cm, a width of 3cm and a height of 2cm. Click through the slideshow below to see how to draw a cuboid with these dimensions.

How to draw a cuboid

Drawing a cuboid on an isometric grid


3D Shapes activity

Shapes looking a bit flat? Try this activity.


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