Ouhao, Chen (2015) THE EFFECT OF PENTOMINO ON THE SPATIAL ABILITY. Proceeding of International Conference On Research, Implementation And Education Of Mathematics And Sciences 2015 (ICRIEMS 2015), Yogyakarta State University, 17-19 May 2015. ISSN 978-979-96880-8-8

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An intelligence game, Pentomino, was used to discover whether it can improve students’ spatial ability or not via spatial rotation. A 2 (gender: male and female) × 2 (group: experiment group and control group) × 2 (cognitive style: field dependent and field independent) experiment was designed to conduct this research, where gender, group and cognitive styles were all between-subjects variables. After one month training, the data collected from both groups was analysed and then the results were as follows: For the spatial ability, Pentomino had some effects. In particular, the main effect of group was significant. Comparing the mean score of two groups, the performance of spatial rotation of experiment group was higher than that of control group, therefore, Pentomino had positive effect on students’ spatial ability. In addition, the interaction effect of gender × group × cognitive style was marginally significant when analysing the performance of spatial rotation. Keywords: Pentomino, cognitive style, groups, gender, spatial mental rotation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Prosiding > ICRIEMS 2015 > Mathematics & Mathematics Education
Divisions: Fakultas Matematika dan Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam (FMIPA) > Pendidikan Matematika > Pendidikan Matematika
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Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2015 21:21
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