Gender effects in orientation on primary students’ performance on items rich in graphics
Lowrie, Tom, Diezmann, Carmel M., & Logan, Tracy (2009) Gender effects in orientation on primary students’ performance on items rich in graphics. In The 33rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 19-24 July 2009, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. (Unpublished)
This study investigated the longitudinal performance of 378 students who completed mathematics items rich in graphics. Specifically, this study explored student performance across axis (e.g., numbers lines), opposed-position (e.g., line and column graphs) and circular (e.g., pie charts) items over a three-year period (ages 9-11 years). The results of the study revealed significant performance differences in the favour of boys on graphics items that were represented in horizontal and vertical displays. There were no gender differences on items that were represented in a circular manner.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||mathematics, graphics, gender differences, graphic orientation, landmark-based, Euclidean-based|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 [please consult the authors]|
|Deposited On:||30 Jul 2009 13:56|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:54|
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