Spatial reasoning in the early years : principles, assertions, and speculations
- Brent Davis and the Spatial Reasoning Study Group.
- New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.
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- viii, 176 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Davis, Brent.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-167) and index.
- Section 1. What is spatial reasoning and why should we care? 1. What is spatial reasoning? 2. The development of spatial reasoning in young children 3. Developing spatial thinking: implications for early mathematics education
- Section 2. If spatial reasoning is so important, why has it taken so long to be noticed? 4. A history and analysis of current curriculum 5. Spatial knowing, doing, and being
- Section 3. What are the curricular and pedagogical implications of spatial reasoning? 6. Spatializing the curriculum 7. Motion and markings 8. Interactions between three dimensions and two dimensions
- Section 4: And so? What kind of research agenda might we need to pursue? 9. Spatializing school mathematics References Index.
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Over the past several years, "spatial reasoning" has gained renewed prominence among mathematics educators, as spatial skills are proving to be not just essential to mathematical understanding but also strong predictors of future success beyond the classroom in fields such as science, technology, and engineering. By exploring both primary and emergent dimensions, Spatial Reasoning in the Early Years helps define the concept of spatial reasoning and provides compelling evidence of the need for a clear focus within early education specifically. The authors review the research, look across current theories, and investigate implications for contemporary school mathematics pedagogy as they identify areas of inquiry necessary to bring a stronger spatial reasoning emphasis into the classroom. The book contains many classroom- or workshop-based vignettes, highlighting the complexity of spatial reasoning in educational practice, providing an in-depth analysis of spatial reasoning as it applies to classroom practice, and offering new ways of framing lessons to help young students hone their spatial reasoning abilities. The book concludes with a forward-looking agenda that contributes to developing a greater understanding of the role spatial reasoning plays in educational contexts and beyond. Supported by plentiful visual representations, Spatial Reasoning in the Early Years skillfully integrates the conceptual and the concrete, making this text a dynamic and accessible resource.
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