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ERIC Number: EJ815108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5785
Reasoning with Dice
Unal, Hasan
Mathematics Teaching Incorporating Micromath, n209 p42-43 Jul 2008
As well as being important for school mathematics, spatial thinking is a big component of advanced mathematical studies too. As Jones (2001:55) points out, "Much of the thinking that is required in higher mathematics is spatial in nature. Einstein's comments on thinking in images are well known. Numerous mathematicians report using spatial skills when they visualize mathematical relations." According to Wheatley (1990:11) "Spatial and analytic reasoning play complementary roles in mathematical thought, and neither should be emphasized at the expense of the other." This article presents some types of activities with dice that are intended to improve spatial ability. These tasks have been used with 8th grade to college students and also with pre-service middle and secondary mathematics teachers in the US and Turkey, and with inservice teachers in the US. (Contains 6 figures and 1 table.)
Association of Teachers of Mathematics. Unit 7 Prime Industrial Park, Shaftesbury Street, Derby, DE23 8YB, UK. Tel: +44-1332-346599; e-mail: admin@atm.org.uk; Web site: http://www.atm.org.uk/mt/index.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey; United States