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Saturday, October 20 • 9:00am - 11:30am
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:
Composing, Decomposing, and Transforming Two-Dimensional Figures
Composing, Decomposing, and Transforming Three-Dimensional Objects
Locating, Orienting, Mapping, and Coding
Perspective Taking

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Wanda Dechant

Designer of Professional Learning, Calgary Regional Consortium
Wanda is a Designer of Professional Learning with the Calgary Regional Consortium. Her role includes supporting teachers, E.A.s, school admin, learning coaches and parents in K-12 Math and Numeracy. Wanda began teaching math and science in 2000, her teaching experience extends from... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am PDT
Terrace 4 - Radisson