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ERIC Number: EJ1028439
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
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Investigating Effect of Origami-Based Instruction on Elementary Students' Spatial Skills and Perceptions
Cakmak, Sedanur; Isiksal, Mine; Koc, Yusuf
Journal of Educational Research, v107 n1 p59-68 2014
The authors' purpose was to investigate the effect of origami-based instruction on elementary students' spatial ability. The students' self-reported perceptions related to the origami-based instruction were also examined. Data was collected via purposive sampling techniques from students enrolled in a private elementary school. A spatial ability test (SAT) was used to measure the students' ability in mentally manipulating objects and their parts in 2- and 3-dimensional spaces. In addition to the SAT, reflection papers and interviews were used. The results indicated that origami-based instruction had a positive effect on the students' spatial ability scores. The data analysis showed that the students developed positive opinions about origami-based instruction and its relation to mathematics; however, they experienced difficulties when folding the paper.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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