Wooden Fractal Tray Puzzle – Dragon Curve

Wooden Fractal Tray Puzzle - Dragon Curve

Wooden Fractal Tray Puzzle – Dragon Curve Please note that wood colors vary! This original design is brought to you by Martin Raynsford and was originally funded through a Kickstarter campaign. There are several fiendishly complicated tray puzzles based upon space filling fractal curves. Dragon Curve: first investigated by NASA physicists John Heighway, Bruce Banks, and William Harter. It’s rounded flowing pattern and nearly identical pieces make it the hardest of the different puzzles. Made from a high quality birch laser plywood sheet, the natural look of the wood will show natural colour variations. The material is sanded and oiled to create a superior finish.  Some of the puzzles have been dyed with wood dye.  The name of the puzzle is displayed on the front, while the designer is displayed on the back.  

Provides a focus for chatting about what is shown in the picture Improves the child’s hand-eye coordination Develops the child’s ability to rationalize size/shape recognition Encourages the steps that are taken by the child in a logical sequencing process Enhances spatial awareness Develops the child’s ability to identify alphabet letters later because doing puzzles has helped them to recognize shapes Encourages perseverance in completing an activity once it is started Builds a child’s confidence and sense of achievement when they complete the puzzle Above all doing puzzles is fun!

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