The Story of the Trojan Octagon
The article focuses on the significance of literature and seventh-grade units on two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes to stimulate the interest of students in mathematics. It states that the film "Flatland: The Movies," from the book "Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions," by Edwin A. Abbott, complements the study of three-dimensional objects. Furthermore, it says that the seventh-grade unit Slices and Shadows has enhanced the students' learning on three-dimensional objects.
Derado, J., Garner, M., Edwards, B. P., & Garrett, V. L. (2010). The story of the trojan octagon. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 16(3), 172.