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SHAPE UP!: An spatial skills intervention for preschoolers that may predicts mathematics achievement

This $880K 3-year study conducted by Roberta Golinkoff follows a group of preschoolers over the course of 14 months and assesses the development their geometric and mathematical ability using a suite of innovative new tasks involving manipulating two- and three-dimensional shapes. The results of this study set the foundation for the creation of preschool curricula that can enhance young children’s geometric-spatial skills prior to kindergarten thus starting them on a good foot forward in science, technology, engineering or math.

UDaily article introducing the SHAPE UP! grant