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3D Visualization Activity: St...

2D nets > 3D figures (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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Student handouts for critical thinking activity to accompany National Library of Virtual Manipulatives' Platonic Solids and Platonic Solids: Slicing applets. (view "Tool" links below)
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Exploring Volume with Virtual ...

2D nets > 3D figures (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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This lesson was originally created for grade 5 math students in my building, but it is very suitable for grades 68. The lesson guides students to explore an applet by NCTM Illuminations. In the lesso...
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3D Visualization Activity: Te...

2D nets > 3D figures (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

[0]

Teacher notes for critical thinking activity to accompany National Library of Virtual Manipulatives' Platonic Solids and Platonic Solids: Slicing applets. (view "Tool" links below) Includes differenti...
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A Plethora of Polyhedra

2D nets > 3D figures (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This is a free JAVA applet that helps users to study spatial geometry in a dynamic and interactive way. Using it, the user can rotate, zoom out, zoom in and translate a plethora of polyhedra. Moreover...
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Cutouts, Nets

2D nets > 3D figures (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Dynamic net for constructing Platonic solids. Slider adjusts from flat to solid; it is interesting to see the shapes materialize from the flat nets.
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Great Stella

2D nets > 3D figures (Math 7) 
Computer 
Tool 
$ 
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Great Stella allows you to view 3D polyhedra. Hundreds provided (Platonic, Archimedean, KeplerPoinsot & all other uniform polyhedra, Johnson Solids, Stewart toroids, compounds, geodesics, etc.). R...
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Out of the Box

2D nets > 3D figures (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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The Java applet simulates a piece of paper that is 9 inches by 9 inches long. Dragging the slider will show how much of the paper's corners will be cut. Clicking on "Save Values" will save the valu...
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Poly

2D nets > 3D figures (Math 7) 
Computer 
Tool 

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Poly is a shareware program for exploring and constructing polyhedra. With Poly, you can manipulate polyhedral solids on the computer in a variety of ways. Flattened versions (nets) of polyhedra may b...
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Rectangular Prism Volume

2D nets > 3D figures (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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The classic "box folding problem." This applet demonstrates the calculation of the volume of a rectangular prism. What height gives the largest volume?
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Shapes  3D Geometry Learning

2D nets > 3D figures (Math 7) 
iPad 
Tool 
$ 
[0]

Learn, teach and explore different types of 3D solids and help students understand geometry
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Small Stella

2D nets > 3D figures (Math 7) 
Computer 
Tool 
$ 
[0]

Small Stella is the ideal entrylevel polyhedron program for schools or anyone interested in geometry, with hundreds of polyhedra provided. Print out the nets required to build your own paper model...
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Space Blocks (tPoW version)

2D nets > 3D figures (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Manipulate the threedimensional blocks to think about what the arrangement looks like from a front, side, and/or back view. Visualize a twodimensional representation in a threedimensional environme...
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Stella4D

2D nets > 3D figures (Math 7) 
Computer 
Tool 
$ 
[0]

Stella4D allows you to create and view 3D polyhedra and 4D polytopes. Hundreds provided (Platonic, Archimedean, KeplerPoinsot & all other uniform polyhedra, Johnson Solids, Stewart toroids, compo...
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How Many Cubes?

2D nets > 3D figures (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Technology PoW 

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Given the front view and side view of an arrangement of cubes, students are asked for the largest number of cubes that could have been used to make the arrangement, as well as the smallest number poss...
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¿Cuántos Cubos?

2D nets > 3D figures (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Technology PoW 

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Dado la vista de frente y del lado de unos cubos, se pide que los estudiantes encuentren el número máximo de cubos que se pueden utilizar para hacer el arreglo, y tambien el número mínimo de cubos ...
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3D Visualization Activity: St...

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

[2]

Student handouts for critical thinking activity to accompany National Library of Virtual Manipulatives' Platonic Solids and Platonic Solids: Slicing applets. (view "Tool" links below)
More: lessons, discussions, ratings, reviews,...

Exploring Volume with Virtual ...

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

[0]

This lesson was originally created for grade 5 math students in my building, but it is very suitable for grades 68. The lesson guides students to explore an applet by NCTM Illuminations. In the lesso...
More: lessons, discussions, ratings, reviews,...

3D Visualization Activity: Te...

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

[0]

Teacher notes for critical thinking activity to accompany National Library of Virtual Manipulatives' Platonic Solids and Platonic Solids: Slicing applets. (view "Tool" links below) Includes differenti...
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Three Dimensional Sketching

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
Computer 
Lesson Plan 

[0]

This lesson provides directions for teaching students how to make three dimensional sketches with Geometer's Sketchpad.
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3D Object Viewer

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Applet contains orthographic projections (static) and perspective drawings (dynamic) of 8 different objects; useful for building visualization skills. Toggle between "drawing" view and "3d model" vi...
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A Plethora of Polyhedra

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

[4]

This is a free JAVA applet that helps users to study spatial geometry in a dynamic and interactive way. Using it, the user can rotate, zoom out, zoom in and translate a plethora of polyhedra. Moreover...
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Building Houses

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Provides a "building pad" for constructing block houses. Building pad is dynamic; top, front, and side views of constructed objects are shown.
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Building Houses with Side View...

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This provides a visualization challenge. Front, right, and top views, and the number of blocks used, are shown; user constructs a block figure (dynamic, perspective drawing) to match (10 different fi...
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Colouring Sides 1

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This tool presents a 3d drawing along with four 2d views. Choose the one 2d figure that corresponds to the colored face on the 3d figure. These exercises in spatial visualization become more chall...
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Colouring Sides 2

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Eight 3d objects are shown in perspective and orthographic views. Some faces in the orthographic views are colored; user colors appropriate faces in the perspective view. Twenty variations shown, w...
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