Primary students' performance on map tasks: The role of context

Thomas Lowrie, Carmel Diezmann, Tracy Logan

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This study investigated the longitudinal performance of 583 students on six map items that were represented in various graphic forms. Specifically, this study compared the performance of 7- 9-year-olds (across Grades 2 and 3) from metropolitan and non-metropolitan locations. The results of the study revealed significant performance differences in favour of metropolitan students on two of six map tasks. A second phase of the study analysed the difficulties non- metropolitan students (n=48) had when interpreting these two tasks. Implications include the need for teachers in non-metropolitan locations to ensure that their students do not overly fixate on landmarks represented on maps but rather consider the arrangement of all elements encompassed within the graphic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPME 35
Subtitle of host publicationDeveloping mathematical thinking
EditorsB. Ubuz
PublisherPME
Pages145-152
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational Group of the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) conference - Ankara, Turkey, Turkey
Duration: 10 Jul 201115 Jul 2011

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ConferenceInternational Group of the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) conference
CountryTurkey
Period10/07/1115/07/11

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Lowrie, T., Diezmann, C., & Logan, T. (2011). Primary students' performance on map tasks: The role of context. In B. Ubuz (Ed.), PME 35: Developing mathematical thinking (pp. 145-152). PME.
Lowrie, Thomas ; Diezmann, Carmel ; Logan, Tracy. / Primary students' performance on map tasks : The role of context. PME 35: Developing mathematical thinking. editor / B. Ubuz. PME, 2011. pp. 145-152
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Lowrie, T, Diezmann, C & Logan, T 2011, Primary students' performance on map tasks: The role of context. in B Ubuz (ed.), PME 35: Developing mathematical thinking. PME, pp. 145-152, International Group of the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) conference, Turkey, 10/07/11.

Primary students' performance on map tasks : The role of context. / Lowrie, Thomas; Diezmann, Carmel; Logan, Tracy.

PME 35: Developing mathematical thinking. ed. / B. Ubuz. PME, 2011. p. 145-152.

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Lowrie T, Diezmann C, Logan T. Primary students' performance on map tasks: The role of context. In Ubuz B, editor, PME 35: Developing mathematical thinking. PME. 2011. p. 145-152