Observing Student Connections
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After you have thought about the questions you would ask Jeremy, look at the questions suggested here. Before you select "Show Answer" to read the given answers, try to imagine how he would respond.

 Teacher: Get down to eye level so that you are facing the front of the building. Can you describe what you see? Show Answer
 Student: I see two cubes, seven cubes, and two cubes.
 Teacher: Look straight on. Can you tell me what you see on the left column? Show Answer
 Student: Oh, yeah, there are three cubes in the tallest stack of the left column, so it should be three cubes high instead of the two that I drew.
 Teacher: What do you see on the far right column? Show Answer
 Student: There are also three cubes in the back, and that is the highest stack for that column.
 Teacher: How did you get two cubes in your original drawing? Show Answer
 Student: I was just looking at what was in the front row and not at the tallest stack in that column.
 Teacher: Look at the building from the back view. Is your drawing correct? Show Answer
 Student: Yes. The tallest stacks are three, seven, and three.
 Teacher: Check your drawing from the right side. Is it correct? Show Answer
 Student: Yes; on the left, the tallest stack is two. In the middle, the tallest stack is seven, and on the right, the tallest stack is three.
 Teacher: Now look from the left. Do you see the same thing? Show Answer
 Student: Oops. No, the left and right columns are reversed, so it should be three, seven, and two, not two, seven, and three, as I drew it.
 Student: They are reversed.
 Teacher: What do you mean by "reversed"? Show Answer
 Student: One is a mirror image , or reflection, of the other.

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