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Cubes

Volume (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

[5]

The volume of a box can be determined by using this applet to manipulate and enumerate unit cubes, rows of unit cubes, or layers of unit cubes.
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Fill and Pour

Cylinder (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

[4]

Fill a glass with the requested amount of liquid by filling, emptying, and pouring between it and a second container. Click the "New Problem" button to generate new parameters; "Challenge" creates con...
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Tomography Game

Polyhedra (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

[4]

This game challenges you to identify a threedimensional object based only on its intersections with a plane. The height of this plane can be changed using a slider control. This simulation of a compu...
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Platonic Solids  Slicing

Polyhedra (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

[2]

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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Study the Shapes

Polyhedra (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

[1]

The second of five activities for use with the "Exploring Geometric Solids and Their Properties" tool from NCTM.
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Surface Area and Volume Dialog...

Polyhedra (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
Support Material 

[1]

Introduces students to the concepts of surface area and volume.
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KaleidoTile

Polyhedra (Math 5) 
Computer 
Tool 

[1]

Explore tessellations of the sphere, Euclidean plane, and hyperbolic plane while creating colorful works of art. Decorate your tessellation with your own favorite images, or select images from the ...
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Studying Polyhedra

Polyhedra (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

[1]

What is a polyhedron? A definition and a Java applet to help in exploring the five regular polyhedra to find how many faces and vertices each has, and what polygons make up the faces. Also links to a ...
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Surface Area and Volume

Polyhedra (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This activity allows the user to to manipulate threedimensional polyhedrons to experiment with surface area and volume.
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Platonic Solids

Geometry in space (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

[1]

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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Geometric Solids Tool

Polyhedra (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

[1]

Explore geometric solids by rotating the shape, changing the color, changing the size, and switching shapes.
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Tomography Game: Practice

Polyhedra (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

[1]

A practice area to review or learn to identify the categories and their objects that can appear in the Tomography Game.
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Poly

Polyhedra (Math 5) 
Computer 
Tool 

[5]

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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A Plethora of Polyhedra

Geometry in space (Math 5) 
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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Getting to Know the Shapes

Polyhedra (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

[2]

The first of five activities for use with the "Exploring Geometric Solids and Their Properties" tool from NCTM.
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Construct a Solid

Polyhedra (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

[2]

The fourth of five activities for use with the "Exploring Geometric Solids and Their Properties" tool from NCTM.
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Make a Shape Jacket

Polyhedra (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

[2]

The fifth of five activities for use with the "Exploring Geometric Solids and Their Properties" tool from NCTM.
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Space Blocks

Geometry in space (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

[1]

Create and discover patterns using three dimensional blocks.
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Isometric Drawing Tool

Polyhedra (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

[1]

Use this Java applet to create dynamic drawings on isometric dot paper. Draw figures using edges, faces, or cubes. You can shift, rotate, color, decompose, and view in 3D or 2D.
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I Took a Trip on a Train

Geometry in space (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

[3]

Visualization activitygiven a map and different photos, identify location of photographer.
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Containers

Volume (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Technology PoW 

[1]

Use two measuring cups of a particular size to figure out how to measure out other quantities.
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Building a House

Geometry in space (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Technology PoW 

[3]

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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The Hispaniola Water Shortage ...

Volume (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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Gives students an introduction to number theory by emphasizing the significance of starting with containers of different parity, as compared to containers of the same parity. Some implied work with mo...
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Exploring Volume with Virtual ...

Volume (Math 5) 
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...
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The Hispaniola Water Shortage ...

Volume (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

[0]

Links to Standards, activities, lessons, Ask Dr. Math archives, vocabulary, other resources.
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