Tool:
Building Houses with Side Views 
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Description: 
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 figures to match). 
Technology Type: 
Java Applet  
Author: 
Freudenthal Institute 
Language: 
English  
Cost: 
Does not require payment for use 

Average Rating: 
[22]

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Technology PoW: 
Building a House 
Tool: 
Building Houses 
Courses: 
Math 6 
Perspective (3D in 2D) 
 Math 7 
Perspective (3D in 2D) 
 Geometry 
2D pictures of 3D solids, Modeling and applications 

Teacher Review (Based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: biker, Jan 10 2006 02:53:59:153PM 
What did students learn? Students learned how to visualize and conceptualize 3D geometric configurations. 
Recommended for: Math 7: Geometry in the plane, Geometry in space 
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gatita 
Comment:  Very interesting tool! The students find it very exciting, even though they have a hard time understanding why the solid defying gravity work and are allowed. 

gemlim 
Comment:  its fun, very visual...no more blocks. 

Stefanie 
Comment:  Awesome! 

mcc36 
Comment:  A fun way to reinforce students' ability to visualize three dimensions from twodimensional images. 

LFS 
Comment:  Cool tool and lots of fun; I will definitely include this tool in my box (I do agree with gatita about gravity! A line in the instructions that blocks do not have to be built on blocks would be good.) 

jac325 
Comment:  sharpens problem solving skills; encourages visualizing problem solutions 

Maricris 
Comment:  Very engaging. 

YShorter 
Comment:  I enjoyed this activity. I think it may be difficult for the students to conceptulize the idea at first, but eventually they will enjoy the lesson. 

VickiLou 
Comment:  Such fun! And what a great way for kids to learn top, front, side views! I will show this on my promethian board and have students work in groups, using actual blocks. We'll check the solution with the active board. 
