Triaddle and Try-Tac-Toe activate Spatial-Thinking, the process that the Right-Brain uses to turn indiscernible shapes into usable images.
The National Research Council, 2006, reports that Spatial-Thinking finds meaning in the shape, size, orientation of objects, or the relative positions in space of multiple objects. Spatial-Thinking uses the properties of space as a vehicle for structuring problems, for finding answers, and for expressing solutions. Spatial-Thinking is known to be the initial process of creativity.
Recent studies find that children who regularly participate in Spatial-Thinking activities during their early school years develop stronger language and Critical-Thinking abilities.
Critical-Thinking requires both Sequential-Logic and Spatial-Thinking. To become proficient at playing Triaddle and Try-Tac-Toe, a player must combine Spatial-Thinking with Sequential-Logic. By playing these games, children stimulate the Critical-Thinking process.