Spatial Intelligence

What is it? 

  • The ability to accurately perceive the visual world
  • The ability to create mental images
  • A tendency toward three-dimensional thinking
  • Awareness of the relationship between objects in space

Students are likely to...

  • doodle, paint, draw, or create three-dimensional objects
  • look at maps
  • work puzzles or complete mazes
  • take things apart and put them back together

How students use the spatial intelligence in the classroom: 

  • Creating maps and mazes
  • Visualization activities
  • Using painting or drawing to demonstrate understanding
  • Designing clothing, buildings, play areas, and scenery
  • Using art to tell a story