Spatial Reasoning Connected to Other Math Areas
"The work is further evidence of the value of providing young children with early opportunities in spatial learning, which contributes to their ability to mentally manipulate objects and understand spatial relationships, which are important in a wide range of tasks, including reading maps and graphs and understanding diagrams showing how to put things together."
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Children who have strong spatial reasoning abilities also have an advantage when it comes to learning the number line and solving math problems, researchers at the University of Chicago say.
For more information about this topic or for ideas for classroom activities, take a look at our resources on geometry, or the more specific topic areas of shape and spatial relationships.