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Part II Commentary 1: Mathematics Educators’ Perspectives on Spatial Visualization and Mathematical Reasoning

  • Beth M. Casey
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Part of the Research in Mathematics Education book series (RME)

Abstract

The chapter by Lowrie and Logan (this volume) on spatial visualization and mathematics reasoning stands out from the chapters written by the other mathematics education researchers, because Lowrie and Logan address the importance of spatial reasoning across a range of mathematics content areas, rather than restricting their focus primarily to measurement or geometry mathematics content. They propose that spatial reasoning is important for content across mathematics because it supports both internal encoding and external decoding of spatial representations through the use of graphics.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lynch School of EducationBoston CollegeBostonUSA

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