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Tool: Cutouts, Nets
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Description: Dynamic net for constructing Platonic solids. Slider adjusts from flat to solid; it is interesting to see the shapes materialize from the flat nets.
Technology Type: Java Applet 
Author: Freudenthal Institute
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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Courses: Math 6 Polyhedra
Math 7 Platonic solids, 2-D nets -> 3-D figures
Geometry Regular polyhedra, 2D pictures of 3D solids

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Reviewer: ay, Oct 3 2006 09:10:53:713AM
Appropriate for: introduction to a concept, applications of a concept or technique
Ability to meet my goals: Very Effective
Recommended for: Math 4: Measurement
Math 5: Measurement
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Comment:Notice that you can drag open individual pieces of the solid.
Comment:I used this site with my students when we were reviewing for TAKS and the students loved it (as well as my collegues).
Comment:Teachers shall have no more paper cuts from trying to make these as models! Thanks the Lord!
Comment:This is lovely. I was very excited and I know the students will love this also.
Comment:great application, so visual! so clear! and lots of fun!
Comment:This will save the teacher a lot of time.
  Sita Gathani
Comment:It was great tool for the visual learner.
Comment:Not enough 3-D shapes offered! No variation of net for cube.