MemberOctober 19, 2020 at 11:02 pm
Spatial reasoning is the ability to see an object from multiple perspectives. It is important to develop this concept as it helps with many areas of your life (like fitting a large box into the back of a car).
In the math classroom, many of my grade 8 students struggle to fold nets or identify forms based on the net they are give which leads to them struggling to understand how to determine the surface area and volume of those forms. I’ve also know that it takes some people longer to build their spatial reasoning skills than others based on their exposure. Frequently, I’m finding more students are struggling with this concept and I am wondering if it might be related to students not playing with blocks and other forms as much and working with digital forms instead?