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Spatial Reasoning and Pólya’s Five Planes Problem

Seán Madden, Ricardo Diaz 

September 2008, Volume 102, Issue 2, Page 128

Abstract:
George Pólya's Five Planes Problem is used to illustrate the modern student's power of spatial reasoning. This, coupled with their access to technology, provides students with several avenues to solutions. Five different approaches are outlined. Includes an appendix with details for solving recurrence relations.

Keywords:
Article
3-D Shapes
Conceptual Development
Grades 9-12
Teacher
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Technology