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ERIC Number: EJ878932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0839
Constructing Spatial Understanding
Obara, Samuel
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v15 n8 p472-478 Apr 2010
Activities that enable students to move between two and three dimensions will help them understand solid geometry. This knowledge is critical for teachers, and they need to learn this skill so that they can give their students the opportunity to experience hands-on geometry and benefit from the challenge of creating nets, building models, and exploring investigating models with the use of technology. Students have a hard time visualizing three-dimensional solids; however, by using models in conjunction with technology, they can develop spatial sense. This article offers various methods that can help students recognize nets and their associated solids and also identify those nets that failed to form a solid. (Contains 10 figures and a Bibliography.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A