### Abstract

Mathematics and spatial reasoning are inextricably linked. While this is increasingly

recognised, a clearer understanding of how spatial reasoning improves your mathematics performance is needed. We sought to explore the role of spatial reasoning strategy use across a range of mathematics assessment tasks with Grade 7 and 9 students. Interviews were conducted and data from students with varying levels of spatial ability was explored to determine if spatial ability had an observable effect on strategy use and success.

recognised, a clearer understanding of how spatial reasoning improves your mathematics performance is needed. We sought to explore the role of spatial reasoning strategy use across a range of mathematics assessment tasks with Grade 7 and 9 students. Interviews were conducted and data from students with varying levels of spatial ability was explored to determine if spatial ability had an observable effect on strategy use and success.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Mathematics Education Research: Impacting Practice |

Subtitle of host publication | Proceedings of the 42nd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia |

Editors | Gregory Hine, Susan Blackley, Audrey Cooke |

Place of Publication | Adelaide, Australia |

Publisher | Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia |

Pages | 276-283 |

Number of pages | 8 |

Publication status | Published - 2019 |

Event | 42nd MERGA Conference 2019: Mathematics Education Research: Impacting Practice - Curtin University, Perth, Australia Duration: 30 Jun 2019 → 4 Jul 2019 http://www.promaco.com.au/events/MERGA/ |

### Conference

Conference | 42nd MERGA Conference 2019 |
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Country | Australia |

City | Perth |

Period | 30/06/19 → 4/07/19 |

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FORNDRAN, A., LOWRIE, T., & Harris, D. (2019). Strategy Use in Mathematics Assessment: Does Spatial Reasoning Matter? In G. Hine, S. Blackley, & A. Cooke (Eds.),

*Mathematics Education Research: Impacting Practice: Proceedings of the 42nd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia*(pp. 276-283). Adelaide, Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.