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Poly

Polyhedra (Math 6)+ 
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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Small Stella

Polyhedra (Math 6)+ 
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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Stella4D

Polyhedra (Math 6)+ 
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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Jigsaw

Geometry in space (Math 6) 
Flash 
Tool 

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Put the pieces together to reassemble the pictures of mathematical subjects.
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Properties of a cube  Math Op...

Perspective (3D in 2D) (Math 6) 
Flash 
Tool 

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An interactive applet and associated web page that demonstrate the properties of a cube.
A 3D cube is shown in the applet which can be interactively manipulated using the mouse.
R...
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Surface Area

Surface area (Math 6) 
Flash 
Tool 

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Investigate area as the total area of the surface of a space figure. Derive surface area formulas for common three dimensional figures. This online activity lets students interactively change the dim...
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3D Object Viewer

Perspective (3D in 2D) (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

[1]

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

Geometry in space (Math 6) 
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

Perspective (3D in 2D) (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

[9]

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...

Perspective (3D in 2D) (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

[22]

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

Perspective (3D in 2D) (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

[9]

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

Perspective (3D in 2D) (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

[3]

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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Cutouts, Nets

Polyhedra (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

[18]

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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Fill and Pour

Cylinder (Math 6)+ 
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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Geoboard  Isometric

Polyhedra (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

[0]

Use geoboard to illustrate threedimensional shapes.
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Guess The View

Perspective (3D in 2D) (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

[6]

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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How High?

Volume (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

[0]

Try your hand at the classic piagetian conservation of volume test.
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Isometric Drawing Tool

Polyhedra (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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Out of the Box

Volume (Math 6)+ 
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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Platonic Solids

Polyhedra (Math 6)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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Platonic Solids  Duals

Polyhedra (Math 6)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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With this applet it can be seen that a platonic dual is two platonic solids, one placed inside the other. The vertices of the inner platonic solid are the center points of each of the surfaces of the ...
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Platonic Solids  Slicing

Polyhedra (Math 6)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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Rectangular Prism Volume

Perspective (3D in 2D) (Math 6) 
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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Rotating Houses

Perspective (3D in 2D) (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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Side Length, Volume, and Surfa...

Surface area (Math 6)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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The user can manipulate the scale factor that links two threedimensional rectangular prisms and learn about the relationships among edge lengths, surface areas, and volumes.
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