Perceiving and Reasoning about Geometric Objects in the Middle Years

Seah, R and Horne, M 2018, 'Perceiving and Reasoning about Geometric Objects in the Middle Years', in Jodie Hunter, Lisa Darragh and Pam Perger (ed.) MERGA Conference Proceedings 2018, Auckland, New Zealand, 1-5 July 2018, pp. 677-684.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Perceiving and Reasoning about Geometric Objects in the Middle Years
Author(s) Seah, R
Horne, M
Year 2018
Conference name The 41st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Conference location Auckland, New Zealand
Conference dates 1-5 July 2018
Proceedings title MERGA Conference Proceedings 2018
Editor(s) Jodie Hunter, Lisa Darragh and Pam Perger
Publisher Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Place of publication Auckland, New Zealand
Start page 677
End page 684
Total pages 8
Abstract Although spatial thinking and reasoning is recognised as a key component for promoting STEM discipline, very little research has been done on its promotion in middle years in Australia. How do students perceive three dimensional geometrical objects? Are they able to recognise the objects from different perspectives and explain their reasoning for their drawing of the object? In surveying and analysing 709 students' responses, this study found that classroom experiences can enhance students' spatial and reasoning skills.
Subjects Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Keyword(s) Geometric reasoning
visualisation
student knowledge
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