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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 (Unpublished)

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 26558
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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