III: Overview of MathMol Tutorials
Part II- Mathematical Relationships
live in a 3-Dimensional World yet our textbooks and much of our math curricula
still seemed fixed on 2-Dimensions.
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) is shown.
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.
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.
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rotate object hold left mouse button down and slide cursor arrow over object|
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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