Why do students struggle with 3D shapes?
Visualizing properties like faces, vertices and edges of 3D geometric shapes are too confusing for children. But when they get to create shapes on their own children start understanding. Same is with study of polyhedron. Imagining 3D shapes in 2D and vice versa is too difficult for a child of this age group. Using manipulatives, such as Talking Stick, can help students connect the abstract with more concrete representations.
How does Talking Stick help us?
Talking sticks are a useful aid to the study of polyhedron and solid geometry in general, as they allow for physical models of polyhedron to be constructed. Sticks are connected to form net which is folded into 3D shapes like cubes, cylinders, and cones. While making the shapes children discover its characteristics. Children get a feel of perspective. Gradually they become proficient enough to visualize without making it. Visualization of 3D shapes in 2D lays the foundation for designing layout plan for a house and perspective design – the most fundamental concept of technical drawing.
Features & characteristics of this specialty product?
Conceived by educationists like late P. K Shrinivasan and Sr. M Hyacintha A. C. These change agents lead a crusade of shorts against the debilitating idea of rote learning techniques and drill. It is designed by toy designers and game develops of NIFT and NID whose path breaking work in field of invisible design has reached new heights.
Products are colourful and child friendly. Colour used are bright and is not used all over. It’s in places where children need to focus. Attempt is to make play more interesting.
Child safety is our first priority. All the edges of products are round. Material which can hurt children are avoided. Even if a child does some mishandling or hit each other it will not hurt the child. Any type of popularly used alcohol-based ink is avoided. Soya based ink of SAKATA INX has been used so that it’s not harmful in case a child tries to chew the product
Manufacturing process of products takes care of all 3 R’s of eco-friendly products – reduce, recycle and reuse.