Classify & Capture: Using Venn Diagrams and Tangrams to Develop Abilities in Mathematical Reasoning and Proof

  • Classify & Capture: Using Venn Diagrams and Tangrams to Develop Abilities in Mathematical Reasoning and Proof

    Patricia S. Moyer and Johnna J. Bolyard
    Article describes a game of classifying objects according to their attributes using a three-set Venn diagram, then analyzing the classification of the objects to determine their accuracy. Students attempt to capture opponents' game pieces (tangrams) by making mathematical arguments that identify misplaced pieces.