Symmetry Under Transformation
Cubical Maze Module
To Support and Strengthen the Disposition to Go On Learning Throughout Life
INNOVATION IN EDUCATION AND RESEARCH: The Next "Insanely Great" Thing
Table of Contents -- follow multiple perspectives with Links
open your mind
The operation of abstraction: the Sommer Cube (S3).
The embodiment of Albert Einstein's "Combinatory Play"
(visuospatial: analogical mapping and perceptual processing);
From developing mind to powerful intellect:
(infant, child or world-class mathematican;
The "transformative" nature of Its challenges and games;
(dynamic cycle of concrete and abstract reasoning);
informal learning environment
From manipulation (mental and motor rotation) to research
(Autism, Alzheimer's, visuospatial, etc);
The S3 offers a true "parallelism of general cognitive fields",
crucial to the development / exercise of visuospatial reasoning in
(particularly in the formative years).
And it's fun.
'… to support and strengthen the "disposition to go on learning" throughout life.'
Lilian G. Katz, STEM in the Early Years, 2010
A stronger foundation.
May The S3 Be With You.
Cognitive Tool (low-tech / cost-effective)
' The GAO report [4/10/13] on STEM education points out that few of the "complicated patchwork of overlapping programs" are ever assessed for their effectiveness." '
S3 provides a critical and measurable foundation for early exposure to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): abstract / visuospatial reasoning.
Clear Connections to Curriculum Outcomes
Key to scientific literacy for all students -- not just the gifted.
"Knowing this, why do we consciously put our nation at a disadvantage by failing to provide a strong STEM education for as many students as possible? By failing to improve access to STEM, especially for under-represented groups such as girls and minorities, we are compromising the ability of our youth to compete for the jobs of tomorrow."
Rep. Marcia Fudge, Chairwoman, Congressional Black Caucus (4/12/13)
PROGRAMABLE LOGIC BLOCKS ("binary" -- Combinatorial Gate Array)
Math Topics: Higher-Dimensional Geometry, Topology”)
ROLLING BALL CONSTRUCTION
Kindergarten made the modern world.
Help republish the original K-12 education design for children.
Help create successful social enterprise.
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