The importance of spatial thinking for mathematics achievement
Investigating children’s spatial abilities, Emily Farran and her team will identify whether LEGO® construction activities can improve mathematical skills.
Spatial skills are involved whenever we need to be aware of the location and dimension of objects and their relationships to one another; they are core to everyday living, for example when giving directions or packing a suitcase. Research from our groups and others has shown that there is a strong relationship between spatial and mathematics skills; in other words, people who perform well on spatial tasks typically also have strong mathematical skills.
Read the full article on page nine of the Leverhulme Trust Newsletter.