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ERIC Number: EJ789578
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Alphatome--Enhancing Spatial Reasoning: A Simulation in Two and Three Dimensions
LeClair, Elizabeth E.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v33 n1 p26-31 Sep 2003
Using refrigerator magnets, foam blocks, ink pads, and modeling clay, students manipulate the letters of the alphabet at multiple angles, reconstructing three-dimensional forms from two-dimensional data. This exercise increases students' spatial reasoning ability, an important component in many scientific disciplines. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A