III: Overview of MathMol Tutorials
Part I -Geometry
Part II- Mathematical Relationships
We live in
a 3-Dimensional World yet our textbooks and much of our math curricula
still seemed fixed on 2-Dimensions.
Take a look
at the image below. "Do not rotate the image". Below
you see a graph showing the x-y axis. Only quadrant 1 (+x,+y)
1) Click on
the cube box. What figure appears? Where is the cube? Since we
are viewing the x,y axis the third dimension or +z-axis comes
out of the plane of the screen and is not visible. Now click on
the the x-y-z box to show the z-axis.
3) Click view
2 (in the view pulldown), the 3-Dimensional grid now appears showing
the cube. Try rotating the object within the screen to gain different
perspectives of show how the cube fits into a 3-D grid.
rotate object hold left mouse button down and slide cursor
arrow over object
At the end of this textbook are several
tutorials which explore in greater depth the use of Java Mage
to explore 2-D and 3-D Geometry.
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