William Harms (Futurity) | Spatial skills hone kids’ number sense

Children who can fit shapes together to make recognizable objects are better at learning the number line and solving math problems, new research shows. The work is further evidence of the value of providing young children with early opportunities in spatial learning, which contributes to their ability to mentally manipulate objects and understand spatial relationships, which are important in a wide range of tasks, including reading maps and graphs and understanding diagrams showing how to put things together…[T]he research also shows that better understanding of the number line boosted mathematics performance on a calculation task.

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William Harms (Futurity) | Spatial skills hone kids’ number sense

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