Spatial thinking and visualisation

Jones, Keith (2001) Spatial thinking and visualisation. In, Teaching and learning geometry 11-19. London, GB, Royal Society, 55-56.


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The provision of mathematics curriculum that encourages students to develop their powers of spatial thinking and visualisation, as important components of their geometrical reasoning, is seen as a key area for development in mathematics education. This short article reviews the nature of spatial thinking and visualisation, both in mathematics education more generally and in geometry in particular, illustrating how both forms of thinking are vital to mathematics.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 085403563 (paperback)
9780854035632 (paperback)
Keywords: spatial, space, thinking, visualisation, visual, visualization, geometry, geometric, geometrical, teaching, learning, pedagogy, curriculum
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Professional Practice & Pedagogy
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Southampton Education School > Mathematics, Science & Health Education (MSHE)
ePrint ID: 38485
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Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:08

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