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Supporting Number Sense with Spatial Thinking - Double Session

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Nearly a century of research confirms the close connection between spatial thinking and mathematics

performance (Mix & Cheng, 2012). In general, people with strong spatial skills also tend to perform well in mathematics. Researchers have found evidence to suggest that spatial thinking plays an important role in arithmetic, word problems, measurement, geometry, algebra and calculus (Paying Attention to Spatial Reasoning, 2014).

While we talk about spatial reasoning, what does the term really mean?

In this workshop, you’ll learn about the research findings and how critically important developing spatial reasoning is to overall student achievement and success. You will also engage in Spatial Thinking tasks that you can take and use with students. This highly interactive session focuses on five key strands related to spatial reasoning:

Symmetry

Composing, Decomposing, and Transforming Two-Dimensional Figures

Composing, Decomposing, and Transforming Three-Dimensional Objects

Locating, Orienting, Mapping, and Coding

Perspective Taking

performance (Mix & Cheng, 2012). In general, people with strong spatial skills also tend to perform well in mathematics. Researchers have found evidence to suggest that spatial thinking plays an important role in arithmetic, word problems, measurement, geometry, algebra and calculus (Paying Attention to Spatial Reasoning, 2014).

While we talk about spatial reasoning, what does the term really mean?

In this workshop, you’ll learn about the research findings and how critically important developing spatial reasoning is to overall student achievement and success. You will also engage in Spatial Thinking tasks that you can take and use with students. This highly interactive session focuses on five key strands related to spatial reasoning:

Symmetry

Composing, Decomposing, and Transforming Two-Dimensional Figures

Composing, Decomposing, and Transforming Three-Dimensional Objects

Locating, Orienting, Mapping, and Coding

Perspective Taking

Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am

Terrace 4 - Radisson

Terrace 4 - Radisson