id: 06304588
dt: j
an: 2014d.00224
au: Kurtulus, Aytaç; Yolcu Belma
ti: A study on sixth grade Turkish students’ spatial visualization ability.
so: Math. Educ. (Athens) 22, No. 2, 82-117 (2013).
py: 2013
pu: Mathematics Education Student Association (MESA), College of Education
(COE), Mathematics \& Science Education, University of Georgia (UGA),
Athens, GA
la: EN
cc: C30 G20 G40 D70 C70
ut: research; grade 6; spatial ability; cognitive ability; visualization; unit
cubes; perspective views; block of cubes test; solid geometry; counting
visible faces; tests; interviews; misconceptions; student errors;
keeping track of counting; problem solving strategies; symmetry
ci:
li: http://tme.coe.uga.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/6_22-2_Kurtulus.pdf
ab: Summary: The aim of this study is to evaluate sixth-grade Turkish
students’ spatial visualization ability and to determine the
strategies that students employ and the mistakes that they make while
solving the problems requiring spatial reasoning. Therefore, the study
examined the following achievements: visualizing different view images
of three-dimensional structures made from unit cubes, interpreting
two-dimensional pictorial representations of three-dimensional objects
and finding the faces of the cube. In this study, spatial visualization
behaviors were limited to the achievements covered by the Turkish
primary education mathematics curriculum. Data were collected by means
of the block of cubes test, which was designed to measure student
achievements about the ability to mentally visualize
different-perspective views of three-dimensional structures made from
unit cubes, to interpret two-dimensional pictorial representations of
three-dimensional structures and to find the visible faces of the cube.
The findings were based on the scores received by a total of 60
participant students from this test and the clinical interviews
conducted with 21 students chosen randomly among the participants in
order to identify the challenges experienced by them in the test.
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