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The power of block building. (English)
Teach. Child. Math. 10, No. 2, 98-102 (2003).
From the text: The ability to build complex structures with blocks is a powerful tool that can benefit all children. This article presents research on the importance of block building in developing spatial reasoning and explains the mathematics underlying block building. As an example of how teachers can systematically incorporate mathematics into block-building activities, this article describes elements of a new book on block building [{\it B. Casey}, {\it P. Paugh} and {\it N. Ballard}, Sneeze builds a castle. Chicago: White Group/McGraw-Hill (2002)].
Classification: U61 G21 F71 C31
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