Integrate two major components of spatial intelligence: mental rotation and paper folding. Unlike rigid rotation, the framework provides also kinetic properties. It adds to origami-like activities a new level: folding in 3D.
Combine different levels of engagement of students during the learning sessions: visual and tactile synchronization gives the best combination of features needed for a systematic spatial education.
Provide instructions using videos and graphically rich written documentation.
Makes the entire information acquisition process enjoyable (it feels like playing) and interesting.
Connect different chapters in a subtle way allowing discovery, predictions, what-if investigation, AHA moments, and improve memory connections of spatial events over time. Do you remember when was the first time you solved Rubik's cube? Do you remember the first time you played with colored cubes? XColony programs create a timeline of events that can be used as spatial reference for time.
Offer a wide and deep geometrical space that can be easily created using the XColony components. The space is limitless and it provides various levels of complexity, making this framework suitable for many categories of students. It provides the student the appropriate environment for exercising creativity and innovative spirit.
Create a flow of problem-solving/problem-posing activities in a sequence of many puzzles of varying complexity that have to be solved in order to advance toward the final construction. Try and see what happens is a very effective learning process
Multiple solutions allow the development of strategic thinking, planning and predictions