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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 spaceMath 6: Geometry in spaceMath 7: Geometry in spaceGeometry: 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 spaceMath 7: Geometry in the plane, Geometry in space Read the full length reviews for this resource