Smart Blocks: A tangible mathematical manipulative.

Girouard, Audrey.

Solovey, Erin Treacy.

Hirshfield, Leanne M.

Ecott, Stacey.

Shaer, Orit.

Jacob, Robert J. K.


  • We created Smart Blocks, an augmented mathematical manipulative that allows users to explore the concepts of volume and surface area of 3-dimensional (3D) objects. This interface supports physical manipulation for exploring spatial relationships and it provides continuous feedback for reinforcing learning. By leveraging the benefits of physicality with the advantages of digital information, this ... read more
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  • Girouard, Audrey, Erin Treacy Solovey, Leanne M. Hirshfield, Stacey Ecott, Orit Shaer, and Robert J. K. Jacob. "Smart Blocks." Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction - TEI '07 (2007). doi:10.1145/1226969.1227007.
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