|hands used to frame the scale and creation of objects|
|Hands used to capture and scale distant things|
"Geometry and spatial sense are fundamental components of mathematics education. They offer ways to interpret and reflect on our physical environment through abstraction. They support creative thought in all mathematics."According to the Standards,
“spatial visualization includes building and manipulating mental representations of shapes, relationships, and transformations.”Today we have an open house at the Clear Spring School. Hours 1-4. Stop by and you will see crafted wooden objects in each classroom used in the development of interest in learning, but also in the development of spatial sense.
On a related subject, Mother Earth News is celebrating International Homesteading Education Month. The magazine has long served in advocacy of direct hands on learning, enabling readers to get a grip on their own lives.
Make, fix and create...