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$3.99 at time of review

Shapes - 3D Geometry Learning

Age Level: Ages 8-12, Ages: 12 +
By Developer: Setapp Sp. z o. o.

Shapes – 3D Geometry Learning is an award-winning app that allows children to explore up to 27 geometric shapes.

The app opens to a page displaying 4 different categories. Choose one and you are brought to a page that allows you to see the shape rotated and viewed with different 3D perspectives, unfolded (there are often several ways a shape can be constructed), pinched to zoom in and out, colored and printed.

A bit more on the unfolding... There is a bar to the right of the shape being displayed. Moving your finger along the bar shows the student the action which takes place as the shape is unfolded, allowing you to “see” how it all fits together. This is not only an incredible visual concept, but can be used as a guide for the printed cut-and-fold pattern.

The app is very simple, with little written instruction involved. It is a excellent tool for imbuing conceptional understanding.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Features

  • Select 27 unique shapes
  • Choose from a variety of: prisms, pyramids, platonic solids and solids of revolution
  • Unfold shapes into different net combinations
  • Learn about number of faces, edges and vertices for each solid
  • Build solids from scratch in Nets Creator mode
  • Explore transparent surfaces mode
  • Highlight the vertices and edges
  • Color selected elements
  • Use simple gesture control
  • Rotate the shapes in any direction
  • Zoom in and out by pinch and spread gestures
  • Align to basic position by double tap
  • Save and print chosen net

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