Description
Spatial reasoning plays an integral role in mathematical thinking and the development of mathematical patterns and relationships. An awareness of mathematical pattern and structure (AMPS) underpins this learning. The assessment of spatial reasoning through interviewbased tasks requires students to visualise and represent mathematical ideas that connect different concepts and relationships across number and algebra, measurement and geometry and statistics and data. Examples of interviewbased assessment tasks will show how these concepts can be connected. A new program in development, the Spatial Reasoning Mathematics Program (SRMP) will exemplify how this integrated approach connects patterns and structures with spatial processes such as transformations (flips, slides and turns) and symmetry, mapping and directionality.Period  2019 

Event title  ENGAGING CHILDREN IN MATHEMATICAL THINKING THROUGH SPATIAL REASONING : Keynote Address 
Event type  Conference 
Location  Invercargill, New Zealand 
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Connecting mathematics learning through spatial reasoning
Project: Research