ERIC Number: ED125917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Spatial Abilities, Mathematics Achievement, and the Sexes.
McDaniel, Ernest D.; Guay, Roland B.
This study examined the relationships between spatial ability, mathematics achievement, and sex for students in grades 2-7. Four spatial tests (embedded figures, serial integration, coordination of viewpoints, and rotation and development of surfaces) were used to measure spatial ability; sex and mathematics achievement, as measured by the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, were determined from school records. Data for the 90 subjects were submitted to four three factor (grade x sex x mathematics achievement) analyses of variance. All analyses yielded results indicating a relationship between spatial and mathematical ability. For two of the tests, sex differences favoring males were revealed. (SD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)