Bring Geometry to Life with Google SketchUp

Welcome to 3DVinci's Math Forum Page!

Google SketchUp is a free, fun, easy-to-use 3D modeling application.
Originally created for architects and designers, SketchUp is also a great
tool for teaching geometry.

The resources on this page will help you bring SketchUp into your classroom
and show you some wonderful projects in 2D and 3D geometry.

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Geometry Project of the Month

Download a fun project each month that uses SketchUp to demonstrate a geometric concept. Printable PDF format, separate versions for teachers and students.

Watch and Learn!

These videos show SketchUp in action. See how to tile, tessellate, divide a cube, build a prism, put together an icosahedron, and more.

New to SketchUp?

This teacher page has easy steps to get started, and links to some free student activities including mosaics and puzzles.

3DVinci's Getting Started Guide (PDF) takes you through SketchUp's basic tools and features. Click either PC version or Mac version.


Want More Ideas?

3DVinci's free Teacher Guide contains several suggested SketchUp projects for various ages and subjects. In addition to projects in 3D design, art, geography, and science, you will find these geometry projects:

    

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We Want Feedback!

Have you used SketchUp with your students, and want the world to know? Is there a resource you feel should be added here? Need some extra guidance using SketchUp?

Please contact 3DVinci. All topics welcome!