Spatial skills are associated with many measures of STEM success and life-long career outcomes
These valuable skills are not usually taught explicitly or deliberately in class, which means that some people get the chance to develop them and some don't. We want to address this by embedding the development of spatail skills in the primary school curriculum.
We are using the MathsBURST materials, which were developed in Australia and have been in use in typical Australian classrooms for several years. The results have been very promising: pupils have seen gains in their spatial skills, but also their Maths outcomes!