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Developing student spatial ability with 3D software applications

Christou, Constantinos, Jones, Keith, Pitta-Pantazi, Demetra, Pittalis, Marios, Mousoulides, Nicholas, Matos, João Filipe, Sendova, Evgenia, Zachariades, Theodossios and Boytchev, Pavel (2007) Developing student spatial ability with 3D software applications At 5th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME5), Cyprus. 22 - 26 Feb 2007. 10 pp.

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This paper reports on the design of a library of software applications for the teaching and learning of spatial geometry and visual thinking. The core objective of these applications is the development of a set of dynamic microworlds, which enables (i) students to construct, observe and manipulate configurations in space, (ii) students to study different solids and relates them to their corresponding nets, and (iii) students to promote their visualization skills through the process of constructing dynamic visual images. During the developmental process of software applications the key elements of spatial ability and visualization (mental images, external representations, processes, and abilities of visualization) are carefully taken into consideration.

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Published date: 2007
Venue - Dates: 5th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME5), Cyprus, 2007-02-22 - 2007-02-26
Keywords: pedagogy, curriculum, geometry, 3D, three, dimensions, dimensional, teaching, learning, computers, ICT, geometric, spatial, visual, reasoning
Organisations: Mathematics, Science & Health Education


Local EPrints ID: 45969
PURE UUID: 75212951-810e-40ca-ada0-583313d549b9
ORCID for Keith Jones: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 02 May 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:09

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Author: Constantinos Christou
Author: Keith Jones ORCID iD
Author: Demetra Pitta-Pantazi
Author: Marios Pittalis
Author: Nicholas Mousoulides
Author: João Filipe Matos
Author: Evgenia Sendova
Author: Theodossios Zachariades
Author: Pavel Boytchev

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