Mathematical ability, Mental rotation, Spatial ability, Visualization
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 students’ (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 students’ 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.
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Master of Education (M.Ed.)
College of Education
Teaching and Learning Principles
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Dissertations, Academic -- Education, Education -- Dissertations, Academic
Traas, Adam Michael, "Effects Of A Treatment Using Computer Generation Of Isometric And Orthographic Projections On Middle School Students' Spatial Ability" (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2004-2019. 1549.