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Subject:  How High? 
Author:  Eric Goolish 
Date:  Mar 16 2004 
Along with my classmate, I find this to be a nice little applet. It challenges
the visual apptitude that I feel many people lack. Being able to estimate
volumes is an usual skill. The only suggestion I would be able to make would be
to somehow link this applet with an activity involving the formulas of these
3D figures, which could help explain the answers (i.e. the volume of the
cylinder depends on the radius squared explains why a shorter fatter cylinder
can hold more than a skinny tall cylinder)
Eric
The University of Illinois
http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/courses/ci336sp04/
 
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