We do not need to change curriculum…. we need to change our teaching.
Spatial reasoning forms the foundation for all thinking. The brain is reasoning spatially almost from birth. Spatial reasoning lays the foundation for success with literacy, with math, with science. Our math curriculum is spatialized. Virtually every outcome asks us to link visualization and reasoning. Thinking101 workshops and institutes are dedicated to helping teachers and parents understand how to present information and ideas in spatial ways.
Sorting, classifying, comparing… these are the BASICS.
What do you see when you look at these sorts? Do you see patterns? Do you see similarities? Can you add more data to each sort? How did you decide it fits?