Gender Effects in Orientation on Primary Students' Performance on Items Rich in Graphics

Thomas Lowrie, Carmel Diezmann, Tracy Logan

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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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPME33
    Subtitle of host publicationIn search for theories in mathematics education
    Place of PublicationGreece
    PublisherPME
    Pages33-39
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)9789602436561
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventAnnual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) - Thessaloniki, Greece, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Duration: 19 Jul 200924 Jul 2009

    Conference

    ConferenceAnnual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME)
    Country/TerritoryGreece
    CityThessaloniki
    Period19/07/0924/07/09

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