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Looking down from above

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Looking down is an essential skill in Position/Location, a sub-strand of Geometry. Your ability to imagine things from a different perspective helps you solve problems. Close you eyes and think of a 3D object. Now try to see it from above, from the left side, from below, from the right side, from behind. What will it look like in these different positions? What looks the same? What looks different? Very few people get to see the famous Uluru from above. The rock is now not instantly recognisable as an icon of Australia. Most people can only recognise Uluru from its side-on position seen from ground level. How can you help your students develop this skill through a daily Mental warm-up?