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Tool: Tomography Game
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Description: This game challenges you to identify a three-dimensional 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 computerized tomography scanner makes it fun to study cross-sections of 3D shapes.
Technology Type: Java Applet 
Author: Humberto Bortolossi
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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Tool: Tomography Game: Practice
Courses: Math 5 Polyhedra, Cylinder, Volume
Math 6 Polyhedra, Cylinder, Volume
Math 7 Geometry in space, Polyhedra, Platonic solids, Cylinder, Surface area, Volume
Geometry Perimeter, area, and volume, Cylinders, Surface area, Volume, Regular polyhedra

  John Olive
Comment:A challenging resource that should encourage students to analyze 3-D shapes.
  ScottS
Comment:An excellent tool for explaining computerized tomography! Easy to use as well. THANKS!!
  SpEdTeach2
Comment:Excellent resource that demonstrates how different 3-D figures can appear depending on how they have been rotated before entering/intersecting the plane! I will use this as a precursor to Flatland: The Movie - thanks!