ERIC Number: ED202696
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Spatial Ability, Visual Imagery, and Mathematical Learning.
Clements, M. A.
This document briefly reviews four areas of educational inquiry. The first section is concerned with definitions of the terms "spatial ability" and "visual imagery"; the second is concerned with training studies in which attempts have been made to improve spatial ability or to encourage greater use of visual imagery in problem solving; the third pertains to sex differences in spatial performance; and the fourth is concerned with studies investigating relationships between spatial ability, visual imagery and mathematical performance. It is concluded that not only is there little agreement, at present, about how spatial ability and visual imagery should be defined, but also, clear relationships between spatial ability and visual imagery, whatever they are, and mathematical learning have not been identified. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981). Contains small print in References section.