This app teaches spatial visualization skills for 3rd – 6th graders in a fun and engaging manner. These skills can help with math and science classes. Students learn to sketch in 2D and 3D, and perform mental manipulation of shapes.
If you get stuck just click hint to see an animation, or click peek to see what the sketch should look like.
Some kids naturally pick up spatial visualization skills by playing with construction toys, but not everyone does. With a small amount of training spatial visualization skills can be increased. Even student with strong skills gain important sketching skills by going through the assignments. This app is unique in that it allows for multiple attempts for each assignment and encourages students to figure things out by themselves.
Fixed crash when viewing about screen
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I am an engineering professor and K-12 STEM specialist and Spatial Kids is undoubtedly the best hands-on iPad app ever developed for elementary students that authentically teaches spatial visualization skills in a fun, visually appealing way. I recommend the Spatial Kids app to all elementary school teachers that I work with because the app teaches, assesses, and automatically gives feedback to the student about his/her touchscreen sketches. I use it with my own children since they were in 1st grade with great success. I use the adult version with my own college engineering students, also with great success because it effectively teaches Spatial visualization skills that are so critical to students' success in STEM, especially engineering, careers.
I love that there is little more wiggle room for finger sketching. I’d really love a way to manage multiple profiles, or at least export and clear app data quickly. I am using this for research on spatial skill development in 3rd - 5th grade girls and these features would greatly improved the utility of the app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.