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Spatial components of mathematical problem solving


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Abstract (summary)

It was hypothesized that the early part of mathematical problem solving, specifically the processes of model integration and analogical mapping, tap spatial abilities. Testing the hypothesis, this study explored the potential for spatial reasoning in both the early and late processes of problem solving. An interference paradigm that employed memory for spatial dot patterns and number sequences demonstrated that the early part of solving a math problem requires more spatial resources than the late portion. Additional data from two spatial tasks offered insight into the specific forms of spatial reasoning that may support mathematical performance.

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Subject
Cognitive therapy
Classification
0633: Cognitive therapy
Identifier / keyword
Psychology, Mathematical problem-solving, Spatial reasoning, Word problems
Title
Spatial components of mathematical problem solving
Author
Wing, Rachel E.
Number of pages
128
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0118
Source
DAI-B 66/02, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780496977062, 0496977067
Advisor
Royer, J. Michael
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3163718
ProQuest document ID
304997916
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304997916
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