Out of all mental abilities this type of intelligence is said to have the highest correlation with the general intelligence factor, g. This is primarily because pattern recognition is the ability to see order in a chaotic environment; the primary condition for life.These kinds of intelligence are also closely associated with wood shop, though few educational policy makers seem willing to admit that could be the case. Is IQ something we either have or don't have? Or are their experiences in childhood that help to develop a higher IQ? I suspect there are, and that having experience in the manipulation of objects helps. For instance, this question involving Rubrik's cube:
How many folks have actual experience in the manipulation of Rubrik's cube? Without experience in it one would have far greater difficulty arriving at the right answer.
I have been meeting with my fellow teachers at the Clear Spring School to plan for the coming school year.
In the wood shop, I've been using my own pattern recognition skills to continue work on my small chapels of wood. The holes drilled in the shelves are to position turned samples of 27 Arkansas woods.
Make, fix, create, and offer others a chance of learning likewise.