This virtual manipulative offers the student an opportunity to develop spatial sense and the ability to model ideas using mathematics. In seven activities, the student models shapes with cubes and observes patterns related to surface area of a solid. Activities involve forming largest and smallest solids using eight blocks and determining which of three networks of squares decorated with colors and shapes can be folded to form a given cube. This manipulative provides two user controls. The student may clear the workspace to start over on an activity or use a zoom slide to adjust the size of the cubes. Instructions for using the manipulative and a link to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) grades 6-8 standard for algebra are included. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse


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