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Learning About Spatial Relationships Boosts Understanding of Numbers
June 13, 2012
Children who are skilled in understanding how shapes fit together to make recognizable objects also have an advantage when it comes to learning the number line and solving math problems, research at the University of Chicago shows. The work further proves the value of providing young children with early opportunities in spatial learning, which contributes to their ability to mentally manipulate objects and understand spatial relationships.
University of Chicago
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