Technology PoW:
How Many Cubes? 

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Description: 
Given the front view and side view of an arrangement of cubes, students are asked for the largest number of cubes that could have been used to make the arrangement, as well as the smallest number possible. A link to Space Blocks, a Java applet from the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives, is provided to help students think about the possible arrangements.
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Technology Type: 
Java Applet  
Author: 
Stephen Weimar 
Language: 
English  
Cost: 
Does not require payment for use 

Average Rating: 
[5]

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Story: 
How Many Cubes? A spatial visualization technology PoW 
Technology PoW: 
¿Cuántos Cubos? 
Tool: 
Space Blocks (tPoW version) 
Courses: 
Math 7 
2D nets > 3D figures 
 Geometry 
2D pictures of 3D solids 

Teacher Review (Based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: Craig, Dec 12 2004 10:48:49:193PM 
What did students learn? Students were exploring 2d representations of 3d objects. 
Recommended for: Geometry: Modeling and applications, Special topics 

Other Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: gerirose, Oct 19 2004 09:30:41:463PM 
Appropriate for: introduction to a concept, practice of skills and understandings, applications of a concept or technique 
Ability to meet my goals: Very Effective 
Recommended for: Math 5: Geometry in space; Math 6: Geometry in space; Math 7: Geometry in space; Geometry: Modeling and applications 

Teacher Review (Based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: suzanneh45, Sep 19 2004 10:55:12:117PM 
What did students learn? We did a variety of activities to lead up to completing the tPoW. They learned about spatial visualization and reflection. 
Recommended for: Math 6: Geometry in the plane, Geometry in space; Math 7: Geometry in the plane, Geometry in space 
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