Cognitive style, spatial visualization and problem solving performance: Perspectives from grade 6 students

Ajay RAMFUL, Thomas LOWRIE

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Abstract

This study investigated the ways in which 807 Grade 6 students’ encoded and
processed mathematics information. Specifically, the study examined the relationship between the students’ cognitive style, spatial visualisation and mathematics performance. Results revealed that students who employed spatial imagery information processing, in contrast to object imagery or verbal processing, tended to have higher spatial visualisation ability and higher mathematics problem-solving performance. In subsequent analysis, the instrument used to measure the cognitive style constructs was tested for content validity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 39th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Subtitle of host publicationPME39
EditorsK Beswick, T Muir, J Fielding-Wells
Place of PublicationTasmania, Australia
PublisherInternational Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Inc
Pages57-64
Number of pages8
Volume4
ISBN (Print)9781326664350
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event39th Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education - Hobart, Australia
Duration: 13 Jul 201518 Jul 2015

Conference

Conference39th Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Abbreviated titlePME39
CountryAustralia
CityHobart
Period13/07/1518/07/15

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    RAMFUL, A., & LOWRIE, T. (2015). Cognitive style, spatial visualization and problem solving performance: Perspectives from grade 6 students. In K. Beswick, T. Muir, & J. Fielding-Wells (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education: PME39 (Vol. 4, pp. 57-64). International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Inc. http://www.igpme.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/PME39-2015-Hobart.zip