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EFFECTS OF A TREATMENT USING COMPUTER GENERATION OF ISOMETRIC AND ORTHOGRAPHIC PROJECTIONS ON MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTSÂÂ' SPATIAL ABILITY

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Date Issued:
2010
Abstract/Description:
The primary focus of this study examines the effectiveness of the CRIOSAT (Computerized Rotational Isometric and Orthographic Spatial) spatial ability treatment on a random sample of middle school studentsÂÂ' (n=137) spatial ability as measured by the Purdue Spatial Visualization Test: Rotations Test (PSVT-ROT) (Guay, 1977). The secondary focus of this study investigates the relationships between mathematical achievement, problem solving preferences, and spatial ability. The secondary focus was tested on a subsample (n=41), with the problem solving preferences measured via the Mathematical Processing Instrument (MPI) (Suwarsono, 1982). Findings indicated no significant gains in spatial ability scores after studentsÂÂ' use of the CRIOSAT treatment; while some increases in spatial ability took place in males. Significant positive correlation was identified between mathematics achievement and spatial ability; while conversely, a significant negative correlation was found between mathematics achievement and level of visual problem solving used by students.
Title: EFFECTS OF A TREATMENT USING COMPUTER GENERATION OF ISOMETRIC AND ORTHOGRAPHIC PROJECTIONS ON MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTSÂÂ' SPATIAL ABILITY.
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Name(s): Traas, Adam, Author
Haciomeroglu, Erhan, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2010
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The primary focus of this study examines the effectiveness of the CRIOSAT (Computerized Rotational Isometric and Orthographic Spatial) spatial ability treatment on a random sample of middle school studentsÂÂ' (n=137) spatial ability as measured by the Purdue Spatial Visualization Test: Rotations Test (PSVT-ROT) (Guay, 1977). The secondary focus of this study investigates the relationships between mathematical achievement, problem solving preferences, and spatial ability. The secondary focus was tested on a subsample (n=41), with the problem solving preferences measured via the Mathematical Processing Instrument (MPI) (Suwarsono, 1982). Findings indicated no significant gains in spatial ability scores after studentsÂÂ' use of the CRIOSAT treatment; while some increases in spatial ability took place in males. Significant positive correlation was identified between mathematics achievement and spatial ability; while conversely, a significant negative correlation was found between mathematics achievement and level of visual problem solving used by students.
Identifier: CFE0003033 (IID), ucf:48345 (fedora)
Note(s): 2010-05-01
M.Ed.
Education, Department of Teaching and Learning Principles
Masters
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Subject(s): Spatial ability
Visualization
Mathematics
Mental Rotation
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0003033
Restrictions on Access: campus 2011-10-27
Host Institution: UCF

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