Cubing is a strategy designed by Cowan & Cowan, 1980, Vaughan & Estes, 1986. Cubing can be used to strengthen students’ comprehension of a topic or concept and help expand students’ understanding of it from various perspectives.
- Describing: Physically describe your topic. What does it look like? What color, shape, texture, size is it? Identify its parts.
- Comparing: How is your topic similar to other topics/things? How is it different?
- Associating: What other topic/thing does your topic make you think of? Can you compare it to anything else in your experience? Don’t be afraid to be creative here: include everything that comes to mind.
- Analyzing: Look at your topic’s components. How are these parts related? How is it put together? Where did it come from? Where is it going?
- Applying: What can you do with your topic? What uses does it have?
- Arguing: What arguments can you make for or against your topic?
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