SV Curriculum

  • Workshop 1 – Orthographic Views.  Here students learn how to create two-dimensional representations of three-dimensional objects by utilizing orthographic projection techniques. In a four-station workshop structure, students rotate through different group-oriented activities that call on various learning styles to solidify the concept. WS 1 Accompanying Visuals
  • Workshop 2 – Isometric Drawing.  In a series of four group-oriented activities, students learn about isometric drawings and how to use coded plans to envision and draw 3D objects. They practice creating coded plans, building simple cube objects from coded plans, and then sketching the respective isometric views on isometric paper. WS 2 Accompanying Visuals
  • Workshop 3 – One-Axis Rotations.  In this workshop, students learn about one-axis rotations with a focus on how to rotate objects physically and mentally. They begin by building an object with cube blocks, defining a one-axis rotation, and then drawing the isometric views of the object before and after the rotation. WS 3 Accompanying Visuals
  • Workshop 4 – Two-Axis Rotations.  Students learn about two-axis rotations with a specific emphasis on how to rotate objects both physically and mentally about two axes. A two-axis rotation is a rotation of an object about a combination of x, y or z-axes, as opposed to a single-axis rotation, which is about a single x, y or z-axis. WS 4 Accompanying Visuals
  • Workshop 5 – Inclined Planes and Curved Surfaces. In this workshop, students focus on expanding and applying the knowledge learned in workshops 1-4 to shapes with inclined planes and curved surfaces. A full explanation of how orthographic and isometric views apply to such shapes is provided. WS 5 Accompanying Visuals
  • Workshop 6 – Reflections and Symmetry.  In this workshop, students explore the spatial visualization techniques of reflection and symmetry. WS 6 Accompanying Visuals
  • Workshop 7 – Write a Rule.  Students learn a new spatial visualization test-taking technique called “write a rule” and apply it, along with their pre-requisite knowledge gained during the previous workshops/lessons in this series, to practice answering test problems.
    WS 7 Accompanying Visuals