Linking the Van Hiele Theory to Instruction

  • Linking the Van Hiele Theory to Instruction

    By Tashana D. Howse and Mark E. Howse
    These learning activities are designed to facilitate students’ development of spatial reasoning skills
    Geometry is the branch of mathematics that addresses spatial sense and geometric reasoning. Students begin to understand geometry through direct interaction with their physical world. Because it is the study of the physical attributes of the environment, geometry has relevance for every student; the world becomes a big classroom. As students see, touch, and manipulate shapes, they begin to develop spatial reasoning skills.