Learning to think spatially.
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2006
|描述：||1 online resource (xviii, 313 p.) : ill. (some col.), maps (chiefly col.)|
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.
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 book examines how spatial thinking might be incorporated into existing standards-based instruction across the school curriculum.