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Tool: Rotating Houses Reviews
Developer Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: Kraz, Oct 1 2006 05:47:05:607PM
Review based on:
I was required to pick and rate 5 tools in the database for a homework assignment, and this one stuck out because I am a 3d animation major.
Appropriate for:
practice of skills and understandings
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
Knowledge of orthographic views.
What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource?
A mouse and the knowledge of rotating an object in three dimensions.
How hard was it for you to learn?
Very Easy
Explanation:
For myself the tool was simple and intuitive. I have a great deal of existing knowledge regarding interacting with three dimensional objects on a computer, so this helped in my application of the tool.
Ability to meet my goals:
Effective
Recommended for:

Math 2: Geometry in space
Math 3: Geometry in space
Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: WandaB, Feb 5 2005 04:44:41:953PM
Review based on:
personal experience, student observations
Appropriate for:
practice of skills and understandings, applications of a concept or technique
Other Comments:
Wow, what an awesome tool to help students who aren't visually minded to understand the various perspectives of any 3-D solid configuration. Can also be used to visualize surface area and volume.
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
Understanding the different perspectives of a 3-dimensional drawing.
What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource?
None.
What extra things must be done to make it work?
Pictures of 3-dimensional shapes; snap cubes; dot paper
How hard was it for you to learn?
Very Easy
Explanation:
The applet is very easy to manipulate.
Ability to meet my goals:
Very Effective
Recommended for:

Math 7: Geometry in space