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Published: 11 December 2019

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. 

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