
05534046
j
2009c.00271
Madden, Sean P.
Diaz, Ricardo
Spatial reasoning and Polya's five planes problem.
Math. Teach. (Reston) 102, No. 2, 128137 (2008).
2008
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
EN
D50
C30
G40
spatial ability
problem solving
philosophy
geometry
geometric concepts
visualization
educational technology
high school students
Summary: Middle and High school students of the twentyfirst century possess surprising powers of spatial reasoning. They are assisted by technologies not available to earlier generations. Both of these assertions are demonstrated by students who are challenged with George Polya's classic Five Planes Problem. (Contains 5 figures.) (ERIC)