Primary students’ performance on map tasks: The role of context

Tom Lowrie, Carmel Diezmann, Tracy Logan

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This study investigated the longitudinal performance of 583 students on six map items that were represented in various graphic forms. Specifically, this study compared the performance of 7- 9-year-olds (across Grades 2 and 3) front metropolitan and non metropolitan locations. The results of the study revealed significant performance differences in favour of metropolitan students on two of six map tasks. A second phase of the study analysed the difficulties non- metropolitan students (n=48) had when interpreting these two tasks. Implications include the need for teachers in non metropolitan locations to ensure that their students do not overly fixate on landmarks represented on maps but rather consider the arrangement of all elements encompassed within the graphic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeveloping Mathematical Thinking
EditorsBehiye Ubuz
Place of PublicationAnkara, Turkey
PublisherInternational Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (IGPME) Inc
Pages145-152
Number of pages8
Volume3
ISBN (Print)9789754292626
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education: PME 35 - Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey
Duration: 10 Jul 201115 Jul 2011
http://www.pme35.metu.edu.tr/index.php/home.html

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NameConference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
PublisherInternational Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Volume1
ISSN (Print)0771-100X

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ConferenceAnnual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Abbreviated titlePME 35
CountryTurkey
CityAnkara
Period10/07/1115/07/11
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Lowrie, T., Diezmann, C., & Logan, T. (2011). Primary students’ performance on map tasks: The role of context. In B. Ubuz (Ed.), Developing Mathematical Thinking (Vol. 3, pp. 145-152). (Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education; Vol. 1). Ankara, Turkey: International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (IGPME) Inc.
Lowrie, Tom ; Diezmann, Carmel ; Logan, Tracy. / Primary students’ performance on map tasks: The role of context. Developing Mathematical Thinking. editor / Behiye Ubuz. Vol. 3 Ankara, Turkey : International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (IGPME) Inc, 2011. pp. 145-152 (Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education).
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Lowrie, T, Diezmann, C & Logan, T 2011, Primary students’ performance on map tasks: The role of context. in B Ubuz (ed.), Developing Mathematical Thinking. vol. 3, Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, vol. 1, International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (IGPME) Inc, Ankara, Turkey, pp. 145-152, Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Ankara, Turkey, 10/07/11.

Primary students’ performance on map tasks: The role of context. / Lowrie, Tom; Diezmann, Carmel; Logan, Tracy.

Developing Mathematical Thinking. ed. / Behiye Ubuz. Vol. 3 Ankara, Turkey : International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (IGPME) Inc, 2011. p. 145-152 (Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education; Vol. 1).

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Lowrie T, Diezmann C, Logan T. Primary students’ performance on map tasks: The role of context. In Ubuz B, editor, Developing Mathematical Thinking. Vol. 3. Ankara, Turkey: International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (IGPME) Inc. 2011. p. 145-152. (Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education).