Search Results (2)

View
Selected filters:
  • Viewpoint
New Perspectives: Two-Axis Rotations
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

Students learn about two-axis rotations, and specifically how to rotate objects both ...

Students learn about two-axis rotations, and specifically how to rotate objects both physically and mentally about two axes. A two-axis rotation is a rotation of an object about a combination of x, y or z-axes, as opposed to a single-axis rotation, which is about a single x, y or z-axis. Students practice drawing two-axis rotations through an exercise using simple cube blocks to create shapes, and then drawing on triangle-dot paper the shapes from various x-, y- and z-axis rotation perspectives. They use the right-hand rule to explore the rotations of objects. A worksheet is provided. This activity is part of a multi-activity series towards improving spatial visualization skills. At activity end, students re-take the 12-question quiz they took in the associated lesson (before conducting four associated activities) to measure how their spatial visualizations skills improved.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Emily Breidt
Emily C. Gill
Engineering Plus Degree Program, University of Colorado Boulder
Jacob Segil