Spatial Resources for the Classroom

The “Developing Spatial Thinking” curriculum consists of instructional software and ten workbooks with sketching exercises.  The spatial material for each topic is typically reviewed in a 1½ hour lab session, covering all ten topics over the course of 10 weeks. Sessions start with a 10-15 minute mini-lecture (slide deck or recorded video) after which students work through an instructional software module for each topic in teams of two. Students complete sketching exercises in workbook pages for the remainder of the time.

The “Developing Spatial Thinking” curriculum is appropriate for secondary school students. Dr. Sorby can coach spatial teachers remotely or in a workshop setting.

Implement spatial training to improve your students’ STEM success.

  • Instructional software

    The instructional software allows students to progress through each module at their own pace, learning the steps to understanding and visualizing different types of spatial objects.

  • Student workbooks

    Each student uses a hardcopy workbook for each topic to practice sketching spatial objects. The set of  workbooks contains exercises covering ten modules.

  • Mini-lecture presentations

    Instructors can use brief, ready-to-use presentations to introduce topics to students at the start of each lab session. Students can scroll through mini-lecture slides or watch the narrated mini-lectures to help them apply each technique as they work through sketching exercises.

  • Getting Started Sketching Videos

    Students can watch sketching videos to help them get started with their workbook exercises.