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Category: Boosting Spatial Intelligence

  • Why spatial intelligence is important and how to help develop it with 3D printing

    You've heard of intellectual intelligence (IQ) and emotional intelligence (EQ) a measure of a person's reasoning and emotional ability, respectively. But are you familiar with spatial intelligence and its importance in education and learning? Spatial intelligence or spatial ability is the skill required to mentally manipulate 2D and 3D objects. So why should classroom teachers...

  • 10 Ways 3D Printing Help Students Develop Visualisation Skills

    We are all very aware of the increasingly complex world we are helping the students of today to prepare for. We don’t know what the jobs of the future will look like or the kinds of problems our students will face. One thing we do know is that our students will need to be flexible,...

  • New case study shows Makers Empire 3D improves students’ spatial awareness

    Two Australian teachers, Graham Gordon and Ruth Cowe, recently set out to investigate the impact of 3D printing on a group of 50 5-7th grade students at Sturt Street Community School. They used mental rotation, cross-section and projection tests that are commonly used to assess spatial ability and aptitude into STEM degrees. These tests are also used...