Development of Spatial Skills: Linking Software and Physical

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 37880
Amount: $49,634.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1997
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
33 Bedford Street, Suite 8, Lexington, MA, 02173
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Daniel B. Grunberg
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Business Contact
Phone: (617) 674-2750
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This research will explore the use of a virtual polyhedron modeling environment which creates nets, or patterns, for a polyhedron created on the screen, in the teaching of geometry and spatial skills. When the net is printed, cut, folded, and glued together, a 3-dimensional model of the original polyhedron is created. We propose to examine the use of this tool in an instructional setting, to determine what extensions are required, and investigate what curricular materials are needed to improve students' geometry and spatial skills, math ability, and excitement for mathematics.

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