In the Ocean

In the Ocean

In the Ocean Tessellations are geometric patterns that combine art and math to stimulate creativity. The object is to build all kinds of patterns with these interlocking pieces. Your imagination is the limit. A fascinating puzzle for young minds of all ages or simply for the young at heart. Manufactured by Puzzellations. Other designs available. Three things found in the ocean — squids, sea turtles, and rays — in blue, sea green, and purple. Every piece fits every other piece for an ocean of possibilities! Color instructions show over a dozen different tessellations that can be formed with the set. Activity sheets and worksheets that accompany the Classroom Pack cover different types of symmetry found in tessellations, and also characterizing and classifying tessellations using their vertices. Made from non-toxic EVA foam printed with non-toxic ink.

The simplicity of jigsaw puzzles is deceptive. While the concept is very straightforward – find the pieces and fix them together – there is a surprising level of mental activity required to carry out the steps needed to complete a puzzle. Psychological studies have identified a number of thought processes that are required to undertake what is in fact a complex process of identifying shapes and images and relating them to an overall pattern. More importantly, solving jigsaw puzzles is a great work out for the brain and can actually have therapeutic benefits.

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