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ERIC Number: ED079079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 116
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The Influence of Visual Perception Upon the Development of Geometrical Concepts.
Perciante, Terence Hugh
The purpose of the study was to inquire into student learning of geometrical concepts, and the order and organization of those concepts relative to visual experience, while paying attention to their logical organization within the structure of mathematics. A test battery comprised of visual illusions, problems requiring interpretation of pictorial depth clues, tasks calling for the grouping of shapes by common properties, and drawing tasks were administered to samples of second grade students from rural and from urban areas. The parents of each youngster were requested to complete a questionnaire which inventoried the predominant features of the child's visual experiences. Results showed that for students from rural environment, correlations between achievement and two of the illusion sets, the grouping problems, and the three-dimensional interpretation problems were all significant and in the directions predicted by the study of the mathematical characteristics of the rural environment. For urban groups the data were generally consistent with that which as expected upon definition of the mathematical properties illustrated inan urban environment. (Author/DT)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, State University of New York at Buffalo