AdministratorOctober 8, 2020 at 6:37 am
This is definitely common for many students – especially those who have had struggles. That lack of spatial flexibility can be a huge hinderance.
Top it off with struggles composing and decomposing numbers (say seeing a total length on a composite figure and needing to subtract another value to reveal the length of a simple shape) is another very common barrier for many.
I agree a face to face opportunity would be so much better. However we don’t always take those opportunities and maximize their effectiveness. For example, my daughters homework recently was to count faces and vertices of 3D shapes from a handout … she totally needed to have the physical shapes and clearly lost an opportunity in grade 3 to develop her spatial reasoning. So sad 🙁