Hexagonal Thinking

- Cheri Sain -

Hexagonal thinking is an activity in which students use hexagonal shapes (either virtually or physically) into a web with clear reasons for each connection.  Some of the skills that are developed in this activity include critical thinking, learning to debate, providing evidence, and experiencing the "a-ha" moments of deeper thinking.  There are no "right" answers, so the students have the freedom to explore their connections in student-led discussions.   Using Freeform or physical hexagons provides the visual connections as they discuss their concepts.