University of Redlands

Spatial STEM+C Project

The University of Redlands’ Spatial STEM+C Project is exploring relationships among spatial thinking, computational thinking, and mathematical performance in K-5 school children.

Funded by the National Science Foundation, research was conducted with children at Inland Leaders Charter School in Yucaipa, California, to document these relationships and measure the impact that spatial training activities had on the children's spatial thinking abilities, computational thinking skills, and mathematical performance. The project found significant correlations among these variables and documented hands-on activities that were valued by teachers and students.