Feb 3, 2015

Rotation: One of the Spatial Skills for STEM Success

photo by RWLinder (Robert Linder),
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Spatial abilities are one of the most accurate ways to predict STEM success. One aspect is the ability to manipulate objects in your head: sliding, rotating, and flipping. Here are some ways to develop these skills:

Swish Match colored dots on clear plastic cards. My engineering team loves to play this over lunch.

Spirograph An oldie but a goodie. Creating a design gives tangible view of what happens when you rotate shapes.

Potter's Wheel What happens when you press here, here, and here? Potter's have a great sense of rotation, not to mention hand control.

More ways to develop spatial skills on the Pinterest Board.

~ until next time, Yvonne