Decoding map items through spatial orientation: Performance differences across grade and gender

Tracy Logan, Tom Lowrie, Ajay Ramful

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Abstract

This investigation examines the spatial orientation performance of a nationally-representative cohort of secondary school students drawn from national mathematics assessment data. This investigation analyses the changes in performance on spatial orientation tasks (maps) of Grade 7 (ages 12-13) and Grade 9 (ages 14-15) cohorts across two time periods. Although spatial orientation performance increased significantly from Grade 7 to Grade 9, effect sizes were relatively small. Males outperformed females on both items, with performance differences increasing from Grade 7 to Grade 9. Both males and females had difficulties re-orientating themselves within the map, especially when the question had multiple changes in orientation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 41st annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
EditorsBerinderjeet Kaur, Weng Kin Ho, Tin Lam Toh, Ban Heng Choy
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherThe International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (IGPME) Inc
Pages193-200
Number of pages8
Volume3
ISBN (Print)9789811137426
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event41st Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education - Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 17 Jul 201722 Jul 2017

Conference

Conference41st Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Abbreviated titlePME 41
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period17/07/1722/07/17

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Logan, T., Lowrie, T., & Ramful, A. (2017). Decoding map items through spatial orientation: Performance differences across grade and gender. In B. Kaur, W. K. Ho, T. L. Toh, & B. H. Choy (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41st annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol. 3, pp. 193-200). Singapore: The International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (IGPME) Inc.
Logan, Tracy ; Lowrie, Tom ; Ramful, Ajay. / Decoding map items through spatial orientation: Performance differences across grade and gender. Proceedings of the 41st annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. editor / Berinderjeet Kaur ; Weng Kin Ho ; Tin Lam Toh ; Ban Heng Choy. Vol. 3 Singapore : The International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (IGPME) Inc, 2017. pp. 193-200
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Logan, T, Lowrie, T & Ramful, A 2017, Decoding map items through spatial orientation: Performance differences across grade and gender. in B Kaur, WK Ho, TL Toh & BH Choy (eds), Proceedings of the 41st annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. vol. 3, The International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (IGPME) Inc, Singapore, pp. 193-200, 41st Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education , Singapore, Singapore, 17/07/17.

Decoding map items through spatial orientation: Performance differences across grade and gender. / Logan, Tracy; Lowrie, Tom; Ramful, Ajay.

Proceedings of the 41st annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. ed. / Berinderjeet Kaur; Weng Kin Ho; Tin Lam Toh; Ban Heng Choy. Vol. 3 Singapore : The International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (IGPME) Inc, 2017. p. 193-200.

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Logan T, Lowrie T, Ramful A. Decoding map items through spatial orientation: Performance differences across grade and gender. In Kaur B, Ho WK, Toh TL, Choy BH, editors, Proceedings of the 41st annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Vol. 3. Singapore: The International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (IGPME) Inc. 2017. p. 193-200