This set of three interactive challenges from the Annenberg Teachers' Lab has learners develop spatial visualization skills. In "I Took a Trip on a Train," in "Plot Plans and Silhouettes" and in "Shadows" learners solve problems involving visual perspective. Background discussion and NCTM standards information is included.
This resource is included in the following PD Collection(s): Developing Geometric ConceptsThis collection helps educators determine best practices for developing their students’ geometric thinking about shape and space. The resources include research and expert commentary about children’s capacity for understanding geometric concepts, as well as teaching suggestions and activities that can be used in the classroom.
Math TopicGeometry, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
3D Perspectives By Uncle Bob on 04/13/2012 - 16:37
A good resource for teachers and students. Practical everyday benefits of the ability to visualize in space are given, e.g., how will you find the car in the big parking lot after 9 hours away? The train trip and 'plot plan' animations are very helpful. Solving involves visualizing 3D in various 2D renditions.