In the visualisation activities of this kit four players work together to construct a 3D arrangement of blocks where each player only has information about one view of the arrangement. This is in essence a co-operative activity, but a competitive edge can easily be added by setting up the activity as a timed task, or having two or more groups of children compete to see who can complete the activity first. As the level of complexity increases, so does the co-operation needed within groups.
Your kit will contain enough materials for one group of four players to work together at a time. In the classroom context, by purchasing more kits, you can involve more groups of children at the same time.
The visualisation grid is placed in the middle of the table. Four players (A, B, C and D) sit around the table, each facing the grid from their point of view (perspective).
One set of cards is selected and shared out. Each player receives the card that corresponds to their view (A, B, C or D). Players should only look at their own cards.
By selecting the blocks they need, the players work together to place the blocks on the grid to make the arrangement on the cards. The players have completed the task when each player is satisfied that the arrangement looks correct from their point of view (perspective).
GeoGenius' history began in 2004 with teacher and educationalist Aarnout Brombacher. Aarnout has accumulated extensive expertise on how geometry stimulates a child's development.
Aarnout developed the GeoGenius Visualisation Kit because he believes that visualisation processes are very important in the development of geometrical understanding. A GeoGenuis Visualisation Kit is not only educational but also fun to play with.
The kit gives children the chance to work together to construct a 3D arrangement of blocks, from a 2D viewing card, where each player only has information about one view of the arrangement.
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