Let's look at Building Viewpoints in a classroom setting.
As you view the activity, keep these questions in mind:
- How do students progress from the representation of the model that is provided to developing their own drawings on grid paper?
- How do the students develop deeper mathematical thinking from the use of their drawings on grid paper?
- What is the value of having students use two-dimensional tools, like the grid paper, to represent three-dimensional structures?
- Why does the teacher choose this particular activity? How will it help students prepare to draw three-dimensional representations on their grid paper?
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