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ERIC Number: ED503476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1303-6521
The Effect of Dynamic Geometry Software on Student Mathematics Teachers' Spatial Visualization Skills
Guven, Bulent; Kosa, Temel
Online Submission, Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET v7 n4 article 11 Oct 2008
Geometry is the study of shape and space. Without spatial ability, students cannot fully appreciate the natural world. Spatial ability is also very important for work in various fields such as computer graphics, engineering, architecture, and cartography. A number of studies have demonstrated that technology has an important potential to develop spatial skills. In the present study, the effect of dynamic geometry software (DGS) Cabri 3D on student mathematics teachers' spatial skills was examined. The study used a one-group pretest-intervention-posttest experimental design. In this context, 40 student mathematics teachers took "Purdue Spatial Visualization" (PSV) test as pretest at the beginning of the study, and then some implementations were carried out with these students by using Cabri 3D software for 8 weeks. The PSV test was retaken by students at the end of the study. That if there was a meaningful difference between the pretest and posttest results was examined by using paired sample t test. The findings demonstrated that these computer supported activities contributed to development student mathematics teachers' spatial skills. (Contains 3 table and 8 figures.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A