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Concepts and spatial abilities required for geometry questions on the ENC/ENADE for university students in mathematics teaching programs. (Conceitos e habilidades espaciais requeridos pelas questões de geometria do ENC/ENADE para a licenciatura em matemática.) (Portuguese. English summary)
Bolema 22, No. 34, 153-184 (2009).
Summary: This study analyzes the spatial geometry questions included in the national examination of courses (ENC) and the national examination of student performance (Enade), from 1998 to 2005, with respect to the kind of statement and to the conceptual structure required. The categories of analysis were based on studies in cognitive psychology concerning levels of conceptual formation, the spatial component of mathematical ability, and the model of formation and manipulation of mental images. It was found that the majority of questions present verbal statements and require intermediate level of conceptualization, but demand mental operations related to spatial ability.
Classification: C35 G45
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