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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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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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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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Cubes

Volume (Math 6) 
Computer 
Tool 

[5]

Fill a box with cubes, rows of cubes, or layers of cubes. The number of unit cubes needed to fill the entire box is known as the volume of the box. Can you determine a rule for finding the volume of a...
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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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Tomography Game

Polyhedra (Math 6)+ 
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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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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Platonic Solids  Slicing

Polyhedra (Math 6)+ 
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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Rotating Houses

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

[2]

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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Study the Shapes

Polyhedra (Math 6) 
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 6)+ 
Java Applet 
Support Material 

[1]

Introduces students to the concepts of surface area and volume.
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Geometric Solids

Polyhedra (Math 6) 
Computer 
Tool 

[1]

Explore geometric solids by rotating the shape, changing the color, changing the size, and switching shapes.
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KaleidoTile

Polyhedra (Math 6) 
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 6) 
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 6)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

[1]

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

Polyhedra (Math 6)+ 
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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Tomography Game: Practice

Polyhedra (Math 6)+ 
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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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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Guess The View

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

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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

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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Training spatial visualization...

Geometry in space (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

[4]

This applet is a 3D game to train spatial visualization. The user must rotate a 3D solid and identify three letters that make an English word.
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A Plethora of Polyhedra

Geometry in space (Math 6) 
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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Getting to Know the Shapes

Polyhedra (Math 6) 
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 6) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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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 6) 
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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