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ERIC Number: EJ927807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1013
A Comparative Study of the Effects of Using Dynamic Geometry Software and Physical Manipulatives on the Spatial Visualisation Skills of Pre-Service Mathematics Teachers
Baki, Adnan; Kosa, Temel; Guven, Bulent
British Journal of Educational Technology, v42 n2 p291-310 Mar 2011
The study compared the effects of dynamic geometry software and physical manipulatives on the spatial visualisation skills of first-year pre-service mathematics teachers. A pre- and post-test quasi-experimental design was used. The Purdue Spatial Visualisation Test (PSVT) was used for the pre- and post-test. There were three treatment groups. The first group (n = 34) used Dynamic Geometry Software (DGS) Cabri 3D as a virtual manipulative and the second group (n = 32) used physical manipulatives. In the control group (n = 30), the students received traditional instruction. The results of the study showed that physical manipulatives and DGS-based types of instruction are more effective in developing the students' spatial visualisation skills than traditional instruction. In addition, students in the DGS-based group performed better than the physical manipulative-based group in the views section of the PSVT.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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