ERIC Number: ED191727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Reasoning Skills with Attribute Blocks. Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Monograph No. 15.
Vanbeynen, John G.; McGinty, Robert L.
Activities designed to develop reasoning skills with Attribute Blocks are presented. The items are arranged according to age level, however, much overlapping exists between the groupings. The level of the activities ranges from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Some of the items are also viewed as appropriate for prospective elementary and secondary teachers. Each activity is self-contained and is listed with the intended purpose, materials needed, and teaching suggestions. Logical relationships are embodied in observable attributes such as color, shape, and size of the Attribute Blocks. The mathematical ideas that are developed in the activities include: (1) the use of the logical connectives - and, or, not; (2) distinguishing attributes; (3) sequential thinking; (4) problem solving; (5) syllogisms; and (6) pattern recognition. Duplicate pages of activities have been included in the center of the book to be removed, copied, or cut up without destroying the flow of the materials. (MP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Logic, Mathematical Enrichment, Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Materials, Resource Materials, Student Motivation, Teacher Education
MCTM, Box 16124, Lansing, MI 48901 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics.