n Learning and Teaching Mathematics - Creativity with areas - circles and squares

Volume 2016, Issue 20
  • ISSN : 1990-6811


Fostering creativity in our pupils is essential if they are to successfully engage with the dynamic and rapidly changing world around us. Working with shape and space is one area of the curriculum where one can potentially encourage creative thinking through more open-ended activities and investigations. In junior grades, one of the goals of working with space and shape is the fostering of geometrical insight through the exploration of shapes, their properties and interrelations. In addition to fundamental properties such as area and perimeter, pupils should develop their visual and spatial perception skills in order to make the transition from basic to more complex shapes.

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