A 3D Visualization Teaching-Learning Trajectory for by Jacqueline Sack, Irma Vazquez

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By Jacqueline Sack, Irma Vazquez

This monograph describes the improvement and use of a 3D visualization teaching-learning trajectory for common age novices. utilizing layout examine ideas, the authors constructed this trajectory utilizing the NCTM innovations and the Spatial Operational skill (SOC) theoretical framework to steer lesson improvement. The SOC framework makes use of real 3D versions, 2nd and summary representations of the particular types, and, a dynamic desktop interface, the Geocadabra development field, which integrates those representations dynamically in genuine time. The paintings starts with describing the theoretical SOC frameworks that guided the examine, the inquiry-based studying concentration, the learn approach used, and casual pre-program interviews with player young children. the following bankruptcy describes introductory actions used to orient the kids to the 3D items that they used during the software. The booklet then makes a speciality of the advance of summary top-view numeric plan representations resulting in representations of oblong prisms, via front-side-top view representations. The final bankruptcy indicates how numeracy was once built-in into this system to aid the difficult reliable arithmetic curriculum.

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We provided each group a large bag of loose cubes and asked them to build as many 24-cube rectangular prisms as they could. Then, we asked them to sketch all of the top plan view representations for these prisms. When everyone had 36 5 3D to 2D via Top-View Plans Fig. 7 Representing rectangular prism volume completed at least one of these, we called them all together to share their drawings. From these we asked what mathematical expression they could give to a friend as a puzzle to see if he or she could reproduce the top plan view grid for that particular prism.

Note that some of the children drew 4-by-4 grids like those on the Construction Box’ default grid even though their figures did not need all of the rows or columns. 1 Examples of top plan view puzzles of two-Soma assemblies and peer solutions Puzzle Top plan coding and task card Peer solutions A Soma #1 and Soma #5 OR Soma #1 and Soma #6 B Soma #6 and Soma #7 C Soma #5 and Soma #6 OR Soma #2 and Soma #3 D Soma #4 and Soma #1 OR Soma #2 and Soma #1 E Soma #7 and Soma #4 Soma #3 and Soma #5 OR Soma #6 and Soma #2 the zero positions on their printed task cards.

Then, we asked Dawn to look at how we get 24 (four sets of 6; and three sets of 2 within each set of 6): 4 × 3 × 2 × 1 = 24. By this time, her friend, Emily, became involved. Emily remembered that the numbers 4, 3, 2, and 1 are all factors of 24. They learned a new word, factorial, and its symbol, 4! There was much excitement that this might be taught in another 3 years’ time, in middle school. Over the 8 years of the project, finding permutations occurred only if a child noticed the footprint pattern for these Soma figures.

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