Graphing in Three Dimensions: Method & Formula


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What axis is usually used for height in a 3-D system?

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1. Which point exists on a 3-D coordinate system?

2. What would a -3 as a z-axis number mean to an air traffic controller?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to help you assess what you know about 3-D graphing. You will need to have knowledge about graphs and terms used in association with graphing in order to successfully complete this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following topics are those you will be quizzed on when using this assessment:

  • Which axis identifies height in a 3-D graph
  • Identifying a point that would appear on a 3-D graph from among given choices
  • Noting what a given z-axis number would mean to an air traffic controller
  • The environment in which a traditional pair of matched coordinates is found
  • Recognizing the correct ordering for a 3-D coordinate

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve a problem regarding a given z-axis number and what that number would mean to an air traffic controller
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the height axis used in a 3-D graph
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about traditional matched coordinates and ordering for a 3-D coordinate

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Graphing in Three Dimensions: Method & Formula will further clarify this topic. By using this lesson, you can expect to learn more about:

  • Terms used to describe horizontal and vertical distance on a 2-D graph
  • Why there is a need for 3-D graphing
  • What the first, second and third numbers in a matched coordinate set refer to