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shape

(shāp) [AS. sceapan]
1. To mold to a particular form.
2. Outward form; contour.
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I hesitated about taking space with a list of the chapter titles, but it will give the flavour of the book: Chapters 1-4, Representing Numbers by Graphical Elements, by Lengths of Segments, by Areas of Plane Figures, by Volumes of Objects; Chapter 5, Identifying Key Elements; Chapters 6 and 7, Employing Isometry and Similarity; Chapter 8, Area-preserving Transformations; Chapter 9, Escaping from the Plane; Chapter 10, Overlaying Tiles; Chapter 11, Playing with Several Copies; Chapter 12, Sequential Frames; Chapter 13, Geometric Dissections.
They show methods for representing numbers using graphical elements, segments, plane figures, volumes of objects, using isometry and similarity, overlaying tiles, geometric dissections, colors, and 3D.
Figure 1 "Geome-tree" game Suggested grade level: K-5 Materials needed: Pattern blocks "Geome-tree" game board Prerequisite: Ample time to free-explore pattern blocks Key ideas: Exploration of congruence of pattern-block shapes Increase in knowledge of plane figures Development of spatial visualization and problem-solving skills Development of strategic-planning skills Procedure: Place the game board in sight of all students.
Ficino would have read in Diogenes Laertius(51) that Pythagoras considered the sphere the most perfect of solids, the circle the most perfect of plane figures.