Special spatial skills for kids!

Spatial reasoning is an important skill in everyday life, as well as in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related careers. How can we develop and enhance spatial reasoning in our children? Match the headings to find out!

..and if anyone knows the difference between the pronunciation of ‘special’ and ‘spatial’, let us know in the comments below!

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Myths about future cities

We like to think that we know about the benefits that future cities will bring us, but do we really?

Before you look at the text, discuss the following questions with a friend:

  • What are the current advantages to living in a city, and how is this likely to change in the future?
  • Are cities good for business, and how is this likely to change in the future?

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Why do we hate grammar? Heading matching!

There has been much debate about how grammar should be taught and what age is the best age to study it. Before reading the text, consider these questions:

  • Did you study grammar in school, and if so, did you enjoy it?
  • How old were you when you first studied grammar?
  • Do you think that was a good age to start?
  • Is it better to study grammar separately from reading or just acquire it through listening and reading?

Now read the text and select suitable headings for each paragraph. Click ‘check your headings’ for feedback! If there are any ideas in the text that you agree or disagree with, add a comment and let’s discuss! Continue reading