This is the first article in a series which aim to provide some insight into the way spatial thinking develops in children, and draw on a range of reported research. The focus of this article is the. . . .
A cube is made from smaller cubes, 5 by 5 by 5, then some of those
cubes are removed. Can you make the specified shapes, and what is
the most and least number of cubes required ?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
An introduction to bond angle geometry.
Can you make a new type of fair die with 14 faces by shaving the
corners off a cube?
How many different colours would be needed to colour these
different patterns on a torus?
Consider these weird universes and ways in which the stick man can shoot the robot in the back.
Some simple ideas about graph theory with a discussion of a proof
of Euler's formula relating the numbers of vertces, edges and faces
of a graph.
This article explores ths history of theories about the shape of our planet. It is the first in a series of articles looking at the significance of geometric shapes in the history of astronomy.
The second in a series of articles on visualising and modelling shapes in the history of astronomy.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
This article (the first of two) contains ideas for investigations.
Space-time, the curvature of space and topology are introduced with
some fascinating problems to explore.
How can you represent the curvature of a cylinder on a flat piece of paper?
Put your visualisation skills to the test by seeing which of these
molecules can be rotated onto each other.