SOL Objective(s):
8.9 The student will construct a threedimensional model, given the top or bottom, side, and front views.
The Basics and Background Information
• Threedimensional models of geometric solids can be used to understand perspective and provide tactile experiences in determining twodimensional perspectives.
• Threedimensional models of geometric solids can be represented on isometric paper.
• The top view is a mirror image of the bottom view.
• Threedimensional models of geometric solids can be represented on isometric paper.
• The top view is a mirror image of the bottom view.
Essential Knowledge and Skills
The student will use problem solving, mathematical communication, mathematical reasoning, connections, and representations to...
• Construct threedimensional models, given the top or bottom, side, and front views.
• Identify threedimensional models given a twodimensional perspective.
• Construct threedimensional models, given the top or bottom, side, and front views.
• Identify threedimensional models given a twodimensional perspective.
Vocabulary and Things to Know:list of info

Be Able To:Identify front, side, and top view of a given build.
Identify the build that matches the front, side, and top view perspectives. 
The topic: What is it and what will we learn?
Just because you can "see" it from the front, doesn't mean it is "in" the front. This will make LOTS of sense after getting into the unit of study.
Build A HouseThese sites allow you to build and unbuild to see how things can look. Click on the platform to move it up and down or sideways. For orientation, the arrow points to the front. Make sure the "build" is marked. When you left click, you will add blocks. When you right click, you will delete blocks. This is great practice for Build a House Part II. You will build on the platform, and be able to see the different perspectives at the same time.
Part II provides the perspectives and the challenge is to build a model that matches all three perspectives  with as few blocks as possible. There are several ways to have the same persepctives, but you get extra points for having the fewest number of blocks. There are 10 builds for each of the two different levels. The number of the build will turn yellow and earn you 5 points when all perspectives are matched. The number of the build will turn green and you can earn up to 10 points for using the fewest number of blocks. Have fun. :) 