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?

 

 

Spatialize your TEACHING..

CHANGE ACHIEVEMENT BY CHANGING MINDS.

Building imagery for ideas forms the foundation for seeing and understanding relationships.

Did you know you could see a pi R squared?

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Spatial reasoning skills have been identified as the number one precursor to achievement in math and science.

Teaching through models and manipulative, using diagrams, charts, & graphs, Freyer models and other graphic organizers… these are all attempts to capture and develop spatial reasoning. We need to teach students how to gather, display, organize and interpret data. Yes facts are data. Do you ever compare facts with students?

BERCS is a spatial framework