Fixing Elevators

Activity Type: Play

Concrete Slider, Flipper, Turner

Quick Description:

Children play with Tangram shapes or Pattern Blocks to build early understanding of spatial visualization.

*Note: The "elevator" part of this activity was identified by the child. While the adult was trying to label the created shape (see video), the child's interest did not distract from the intention to practice slides and turns. Thus, following the child's lead was more effective than adding the naming of the shape. 

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Special Thanks To

Institute of Education Sciences
The research reported here was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through grant numbers R305K050157, R305A120813, R305A110188, and R305A150243. to the University of Denver. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education.