Meaning of Multiple Intelligences
Howard Gardner, a Professor
in Harvard University came up with a brilliant breakthrough a few
years ago when ha said that there is not one type of intelligence
(which is measured by IQ tests) but there is the concept of
“Multiple Intelligences”. He identified 7 such (now it seems
there are 9) and elaborated the as follows:
Traditionally we thought
“intelligence” was basically a “linguistic” and
“logical-mathematical” intelligence. However we also knew that
students who did well academically in school and college did not
necessarily do well in life, and vice versa (student who were
academically average did very well in life).
Our Job as parents and
teachers is to identify and nurture all talents of our
student/child. Too often parents and schools focus only on the
linguistic and logical-mathematical intelligence, thereby only
scratching the surface of child’s talents and leaving the
A very superficial way of
looking at these multiple intelligence concepts (though a valid
method) is to say for example that if a person is good in
“spatial intelligence” then he can become an architect, or
building/structure designer, a city planner, etc. However this is
a very limited way of looking at it. Visual/spatial
intelligence includes being able to visualise an object and
to create mental images. Good leaders and good speakers are high
on this and have also the ability to communicate their vision to
the listener. It deals with visual arts navigation architecture
this game helps
The enclosed game “Magic
Cubes 1” is designed to challenge and thereby develop the three
dimensional visualizing and analyzing ability of the student. It
will keep you, whether adult or child, engrossed for hours. First
observation of your child playing this game will help you get a
“feel” of his visual/spatial abilities . And if you find it an
encouraging feeling, then you would like to nurture this ability
and help it develop by challenging it to grow. “Magic Cubes”
is a wonderful way to do this.
The game consists of
differently shaped blocks formed through arrangements of a basic
cube. (Some different blocks are shown below).
The collection of blocks is
such that the total number of small cubes is 60. The challenge is
to arrange the cube in a rectangular fashion using all the blocks.
Arrange the cubes in a 12 x 5 rectangular arrangement. Use the
game box or the Base Sheet 1 to arrange the cubes on.
2: Arrange the cubes in a 20 x 3 rectangular
arrangement. Use the Base Sheet to arrange the cubes on.
3: Arrange the cubes in a 15 x 4 rectangular
arrangement. Use the Base Sheet 3 to arrange the game cube on.
4: Arrange the cubes in a 10 x 6 rectangular
arrangement. Use the Base Sheet 4 to arrange the game cube on.