Spatial Relations

Why learning to reason about space and spatial relations is crucial for children’s early mathematics learning. 

Several different approaches to explicating the important mathematics that underlies the content area of spatial relations.

How children think about shape and space. The explanation relies on analyses of videos portraying key aspects of children’s developing understanding of shape and space. 

Materials designed to explain and illustrate the importance of formative assessment of children’s understanding of shape and space.

Fictionalized but very real examples of student experiences in learning to teach and in teaching early math.

Teacher educators are invited to use these materials flexibly, with varied settings, amounts of time, and participants. We present a variety of possible ways of getting started with these resources.

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