Spatial Visual Reasoning: Index
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Developing Modules for Spatial Reasoning
Walter Whiteley is now leading a project to develop Modules for Spatial Reasoning in 3 faculties:
(i) Engineering - building from the resources at http://www.engageengineering.org/?page=26
(ii) First year Science Students;
(iii) Pre-service Teachers. A new course on Hands on Math has been approved by the Faculty of Education. Here is the course description.
There is strong support in the literature for three assertions:
- students and adults can improve their spatial reasoning abilities;
- this can have long term positive impact on retention in programs and on performance in programs;
- experience prior to university leaves many students with weak spatial reasoning abilities and low confidence with tasks that require spatial reasoning.
Links to Support Pages for Spatial Visual Reasoning
Spatial Visual Reasoning for Elementary Teachers (and Students)
- Hands on Math Course course for preservice elementary teachers on visual and spatial skills
- ICME II TSG 12 PPT Presentation on Helping elementary teachers develop visual and spatial skills
for teaching geometry
- ICME II TSG 12 Text Presentation on Helping elementary teachers develop visual and spatial skills
for teaching geometry.
Exploring Rate of Change in a Geometric Context
specifically - the sublink:
Other pages in this Wiki that are related:
Developing supportive geometry curriculum
* http://wiki.math.yorku.ca/index.php/CMESG Geometry, space and technology: Challenges for teachers and students
* http://wiki.math.yorku.ca/index.php/CMEF_Spatial_Reasoning Some Spatial Reasoning Resources