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ERIC Number: EJ906825
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
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ISSN: ISSN-0883-0355
Spatial versus Object Visualisation: The Case of Mathematical Understanding in Three-Dimensional Arrays of Cubes and Nets
Pitta-Pantazi, Demetra; Christou, Constantinos
International Journal of Educational Research, v49 n2-3 p102-114 2010
This paper investigates the relations of students' spatial and object visualisation with their analytic, creative and practical abilities in three-dimensional geometry. Fifty-three 11-year-olds were tested using a Greek modified version of the Object-Spatial Imagery Questionnaire (OSIQ) (Blajenkova, Kozhevnikov, & Motes, 2006) and two mathematics tests, one on three-dimensional arrays of cubes and one on nets. The results suggest that spatial visualisation was related to students' practical abilities in three-dimensional arrays of cubes, whereas object visualisation was related to students' creative abilities in nets. Furthermore, high and low spatial visualisers differed in their practical abilities in three-dimensional arrays of cubes and in their analytic abilities in nets, whereas, high and low object visualisers differed in their creative abilities in nets. (Contains 7 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Cyprus