ERIC Number: ED171537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Visual-Spatial Operations and the Development of Problem Solving Abilities.
Schultz, Karen A.
The role of visual-spatial operations in nonroutine mathematical problem solving in schoolchildren is investigated through a search of related literature. It is suggested that certain visual-spatial operations are concomitant with the mental processes necessary in problem solving. The following topics are discussed: (1) the importance of problem solving; (2) the process of problem solving; (3) visual-spatial factors and mental processes; (4) the visual-spatial approach to problem solving; (5) visual-spatial skills and mathematics achievement; and (6) visual-spatial skills and sex. (MP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the Georgia Educational Research Association (Athens, Georgia, January 13-14, 1978); Contains occasional marginal legibility