OT: Spatial thinking (WAS: Re: Letf / Right,was Re: Count andmass nouns)
|From:||Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, January 22, 2004, 3:49|
"Mark J. Reed" wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 09:02:31PM -0600, Nik Taylor wrote:
> > I don't understand, tho, how being "amazing at reading maps" and having
> > trouble even labeling a map of the US can co-occur.
> What's to understand? Map reading has nothing to do with rote
> memorization, which is what's involved in labelling a map of the US.
But, how can you understand a map if you don't know what the places
are? If you're looking at a map and trying to figure out how to drive
from one place to another, how can you even start off if you don't know
where to look on the map? If I want to figure out how to drive from,
say, Kansas to Florida, I'd have to know where Kansas and Florida are!
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