Slider, Flipper, Turner

Performs slides and flips, often only horizontal and vertical, using manipulatives but guided by mental images of these motions (of turns of 45, 90, and 180° and flips over vertical and horizontal lines). That is, they can mentally imagine the motion and the result of it.


You may see this:

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Other Examples:

  • Child knows a shape must be turned 90º to the right to fit into a puzzle.

Help your student become a(n) Slider, Flipper, Turner

Some of these activities were developed for Shape Composition. When using these for Slider, Flipper, Turners, talk about and encourage slides, flips, and turns during the activity.

These are here as an example, but if your children are on a higher or lower level of Shape Composition, that's OK! They can work on Spatial Visualization at their level.

Special Thanks To

Institute of Education Sciences
The research reported here was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through grant numbers R305K050157, R305A120813, R305A110188, and R305A150243. to the University of Denver. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education.