Piece Assembler

Makes pictures in which each shape represents a unique role (e.g., one shape for each body part) and shapes touch. Fills simple puzzles in which all shapes are outlined, often using trial and error.


You may see this:

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Other Examples:

  • A child draws a picture and uses a yellow hexagon for a sun, an orange square for a house, and a green triangle for a tree.

Help your student become a(n) Piece Assembler

These activities encourage children to put two or more shapes together to make a "part" of a picture, such as the bottom of a building made of four squares. Puzzles may have some internal lines, but some sections where more than one shape is needed to complete the puzzle.

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.