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ERIC Number: EJ906381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0959-4752
Solving Graphics Tasks: Gender Differences in Middle-School Students
Lowrie, Tom; Diezmann, Carmel M.
Learning and Instruction, v21 n1 p109-125 Feb 2011
The capacity to solve tasks that contain high concentrations of visual-spatial information, including graphs, maps and diagrams, is becoming increasingly important in educational contexts as well as everyday life. This research examined gender differences in the performance of students solving graphics tasks from the Graphical Languages in Mathematics (GLIM) instrument that included number lines, graphs, maps and diagrams. The participants were 317 Australian students (169 males and 148 females) aged 9-12 years. Boys outperformed girls on graphical languages that required the interpretation of information represented on an axis and graphical languages that required movement between two- and three-dimensional representations (generally Map language). (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia