While spatial reasoning skills have been found to predict mathematical achievement, little is known about how primary students’ conceptual understanding of three-dimensional objects develops. This paper reports insights into a Year 4 student’s spatial reasoning when constructing and describing the properties of rectangular prisms, using Froebel’s Gifts, in an interview. Categories of the van Hiele framework were used to analyse student responses in conjunction with a specially designed analysis tool. The findings highlight the benefit of using a one-to-one interview to shed light on one student’s spatial reasoning and conceptual knowledge of rectangular prisms.
|Title of host publication||Making Waves, Opening Spaces|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia|
|Editors||Jodie Hunter, Lisa Darragh, Pam Perger|
|Place of Publication||Adelaide SA Australia|
|Publisher||Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2018 - Massey University, Albany Auckland, New Zealand|
Duration: 1 Jul 2018 → 5 Jul 2018
Conference number: 41st
|Conference||Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2018|
|Abbreviated title||MERGA 2018|
|Period||1/07/18 → 5/07/18|
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Livy, S., Downton, A., Reinhold, S., & Wöller, S. (2018). Insights into a year 4 student's spatial reasoning and conceptual knowledge of rectangular prisms. In J. Hunter, L. Darragh, & P. Perger (Eds.), Making Waves, Opening Spaces: Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (pp. 487-494). Adelaide SA Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.