Journal article

Spatial reasoning and mathematics in early childhood education

W Seah, R Pollitt, C Cohrssen

Every Child | Early Childhood Australia Inc | Published : 2017

Abstract

Spatial reasoning is a set of cognitive functions, processes and skills that enable us to understand and describe representations and spatial relationships between objects, ourselves and our environment—it is a life skill. Spatial reasoning is at the core of mathematical thinking. There are three key areas of spatial reasoning associated with mathematics ability in early childhood: perspective taking, mental rotation and spatial visualisation.