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Keywords

Geometry--Study and teaching (Early childhood); Spacial ability;

Abstract

The purpose of the literature review is to discuss the development of geometric and spatial concepts in preschool- and kindergarten-aged children. This development can be seen through the children's mental and manual rotation, as well as children's experiences with spatial reasoning. The factors that influence these concepts, such as spatial talk and spatial play are also examined. This review identifies ways that teachers can support the development of geometric and spatial concepts in the classroom, such as exposure to materials, pedagogy, interventions, and their own professional development. The conclusion of this literature review synthesizes the evidence, discusses recommendations, and provides planning for future research.

Year of Submission

2017

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Betty Zan

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Date Original

2017

Object Description

1 PDF file (v, 48 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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