Spatial Reasoning – Key Concepts and Ways to Promote it

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Whether our K-12 students are learning science, mathematics, art, physical education, or literacy, spatial thinking skills are important. As our students are engaged in tasks that allow them to “create, build, compose, perform, model, represent, shift, manipulate, diagram, move, visualize, scale, compare” they are filled with opportunities to engage in using spatial reasoning skills.

The diagram below outlines the number of concepts included in spatial reasoning.

 

Paying Attention to Spatial Reasoning K-12