Shape & Space
We describe, measure, and compare spatial relationships.
- How are these shapes alike and different?
- What 3D shapes can you find in nature? What 2D shapes live in objects in our world?
- How can you combine shapes to make new shapes?
A focus on spatial thinking allows mathematics to become a more visual endeavor and connects with what “real” mathematicians do when they are exploring patterns in the world and making discoveries. Paying Attention to Spatial Reasoning p.3
Lessons and Links
Investigating Shapes : created and compiled by teachers in the BC Reggio-Inspired mathematics Project for ShareEDBC
District teachers have access to ShareEDBC
Geometry and Spatial Sense visuals and excellent hands on lessons:
BC Numeracy Network
NCETM Early Years
Math for Young Children – Cathy Bruce
Downloadable visual from this excellent resource can be accessed freely. Copies of this resource with rich thinking questions are available through the LRC.
Fabulous site bringing spatial reasoning to life from this excellent resource: