Spatial Thinking Tasks Can Change Students' Attitudes
February 2005, Volume 10, Issue 6, Page 304
Geometry-oriented problem-solving tasks that can encourage students to develop a positive attitude toward mathematics. The tasks concern working with polyominoes, two-dimensional shapes that consist of squares joined fully at the edges. Teachers will learn how to use polyominoes to gain students' interest in geometry concepts and manipulatives.
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Math Coordinator / Coach
Problem Solving / Problem Posing