Title

Classify and Capture: Using Venn Diagrams and Tangrams to Develop Abilities in Mathematical Reasoning and Proof

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School

Volume

8

Issue

6

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Publication Date

2003

First Page

325

Last Page

330

Abstract

This article describes a game of classifying objects according to their attributes using a three-set Venn diagram, then analyzing the classification of the objects to determine their accuracy. Students attempt to capture opponents' game pieces (tangrams) by making mathematical arguments that identify misplaced pieces.

Comments

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