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Learning to think spatially

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines how spatial thinking might be incorporated into existing standards-based instruction across the school curriculum. Spatial thinking must be recognized as a fundamental part of K 12 education and as an integrator and a facilitator for problem solving across the curriculum. With advances in computing technologies and the increasing availability of geospatial data, spatial thinking will play a significant role  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Learning to think spatially.
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005032115
(OCoLC)62408464
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 0309531918 9780309531917
OCLC Number: 63674143
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 313 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
The nature of spatial thinking --
Spatial thinking in everyday life, at work, and in science --
Teaching and learning about spatial thinking --
Responding to the need for spatial thinkers --
Tools for thought: the concept of a support system --
High-tech support systems for spatial thinking --
An assessment of GIS as a system for supporting spatial thinking in the K-12 context --
GIS as a support system for spatial thinking --
Conclusions and recommendations --
The spatial thinker.
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Spatial thinking - a constructive combination of concepts of space, tools of representation, and processes of reasoning - uses space to structure problems, find answers, and express solutions. This  Read more...

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