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Building Houses with Side View...

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
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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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Cutouts, Nets

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
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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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Building Houses

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
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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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Colouring Sides 2

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
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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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Platonic Solids  Slicing

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
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This virtual manipulative displays a platonic solid on the left and the outline of a plane that slices through it on the right.
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Rotating Houses

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
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Students are presented with a 3d figure created with blocks that can be rotated and flipped using a mouse. The figure must be rotated until it matches a 2d representation of one of the views. There ...
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Platonic Solids

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
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This virtual manipulative allows you to display, rotate, and resize Platonic solids. It also allows you to select vertices, edges, and faces, and show that the number of vertices minus the number of e...
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Parametric Surfaces (3D Graph...

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
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Graphs surfaces in three dimensions specified parametrically, as x=f(s,t), y=g(s,t), and z=h(s,t), with parameters s and t.
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Colouring Sides 1

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
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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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Guess The View

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
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Students are given a 3d view of an object, and then given a 2d view of the object. Students must choose which of 6 views is being displayed from a list including front view, right side view, left si...
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Poly

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
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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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How Many Cubes?

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
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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Lathe

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
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Student draws top half of outline; a solid of rotation (horizontal axis) is produced (shown in perspective, dynamic).
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A Plethora of Polyhedra

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
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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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Space Blocks (tPoW version)

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
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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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3D Visualization Activity: St...

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
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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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Space Blocks

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
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Create and discover patterns using three dimensional blocks.
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Out of the Box

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
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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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Building a House

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
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Use a Java applet from the Freudenthal Institute to help find the largest number of cubes and the smallest number of cubes to make the house pictured in the problem.
NOTE: A free l...
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3D Object Viewer

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
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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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K3DSurf for 3D Mathematic draw...

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
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K3DSurf is a program to visualize and manipulate mathematical models in three, four, five and six dimensions.
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Exploring Volume with Virtual ...

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
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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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Three Dimensional Sketching

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
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This lesson provides directions for teaching students how to make three dimensional sketches with Geometer's Sketchpad.
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3D Visualization Activity: Te...

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
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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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Stella4D

2D pictures of 3D solids (Geometry) 
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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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