X had a geometry assignment last week. It was about the study of geometric solids.
One part of the assignment required him to draw the solids as plane geometrical forms (2-D). He had the idea of using Magnatiles to help him complete his work.
I have to admit that it really did a great job. He was able to easily visualize and build the forms from the plan geometrical shapes. This really helped him to master this concept. Now I know he is able to visualize decomposing a form in his mind’s eye because of this work.
Magnatiles are a hit here as building material, and I was glad to X find a new use for these. I know they are plastic, and I had some reserves at first because of this, but really, it is a great toy. We own a set of 30, but I am planning for a new set of 100 soon. Birthday season is coming soon here. I have to start shopping!