12 Future Forwards: Exploring Frontiers in Education
Do “smart” people learn from mistakes?
Students document thinking with drawing or writing.
Spatial Concepts Focus: Directional Words
Literature Connection: Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins
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Focus Activity: Make a Map of Rosie’s Walk and program Bee Bot to take
the walk. https://www.bee-bot.us
Gestures: under, around, across, through
I can understand directional words.
I can show directional words.
I can visualize directional words to make a map of Rosie’s walk.
I can revise my map.
I can program Rosie’ to take her walk.
Independent Practice: Tangrams, Mapping App
Inside, Outside, Upside Down by Stan Berenstain
Support Apps: BareFoot Atlas
Prior to the intervention, students scored an average of 3 of 9 correctly
answered items for spatial concepts. Post-intervention, students scored an
average of 6. 3 items correctly answered. Pre and post data was particularly
strong for cross sectioning (cutting a shape in half and identifying the
resulting face). Pre-intervention students missed all or all but one of the
cross sectioning questions, post-intervention missing none or only 1. This