Students explore spatial relationships by describing and traversing an obstacle course, then making a map of it.
Why is this important?
This activity deepens children’s understanding of spatial relationships by connecting words, actions and symbols. Many young children understand concepts related to position and spatial relationships before they have the language to describe them. Because position words such as over, through, across, and under describe objects in relation to one another, they can change depending on one’s perspective.
Our own experiences of space and two-dimensional representations of space reflect a specific point of view. More
Relationships between objects and places can be represented with mathematical precision. More
Common Core Alignment