"The essential nature of external reality, Comenius thought, could be conveyed by education to the simplest intelligence if all knowledge could be reduced to a basic principle."
- notion ascribed to John Amos Comenius (1592-1670), circa 1640 [Dobbs, Betty Jo Teeter, THE FOUNDATIONS OF NEWTON'S ALCHEMY, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1975 p. 60]
Get a *Feel* for modern science.
Use more robust symbols.
Note: Standard unit comes with plexiglas, not brass center connector.
Magnetic tetrahedra provide rich, multi-sensory feedback on:
Tapping the tactile-affective information channel is crucial
to achieving Comenius' long-term educational vision. More unified,
more robust active symbolic representations
allow vision- and math-challenged people, children in the early grades
or others in various cultures to acquire
a deep intuitive understanding of modern scientific concepts directly, without absolutely
having to master abstract math first.
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