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\iteman{ZMATH 2014c.00139}
\itemau{Weckbacher, Lisa Marie; Okamoto, Yukari}
\itemti{Mental rotation ability in relation to self-perceptions of high school geometry.}
\itemso{Learn. Individ. Differ. 30, 58-63 (2014).}
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Summary: The study examined relations among mental rotation ability, mathematics achievement and mathematical self-perceptions among 113 high school students. Each participant completed a mental rotations test, an assessment of self-perceptions of geometry and self-perceptions of algebra. Geometry and algebra grades along with a standardized geometry test were used as measures of mathematics achievement. Significant relations emerged between mental rotation and both geometry grades and the standardized geometry measure; no significant relation emerged between mental rotation and algebra grades. A significant relation also emerged between mental rotation and self-perceptions of doing well in geometry and algebra, but not between mental rotation and self-perceptions of either liking geometry or algebra. Implications pertaining to the improvement of spatial thinking as they relate to encouraging students' interests in mathematical and scientific careers are addressed.
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\itemcc{C24 C44 G14 H14}
\itemut{mental rotation ability; geometry; mathematical self-perceptions; spatial thinking; STEM}
\itemli{doi:10.1016/j.lindif.2013.10.007}
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