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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

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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 2-D nets -> 3-D 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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