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Shape and space in the senior primary classes

Nic Mhuirí, Siún orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-5008-5573 (2020) Shape and space in the senior primary classes. Technical Report. NCCA.

Spatial perception is vitally connected to how we make sense of the world. Geometry, a pillar of mathematics, is very important even for content that is not strictly geometrical (Atiyah, 2001). Research highlights the importance of visuospatial reasoning within and beyond mathematics (Stieff & Uttal, 2015). Unfortunately, the findings of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (Clerkin, Perkins, & Cunningham, 2016) show a relative weakness in geometric shapes and measure compared to number, and a significant gender achievement gap in favour of boys for Irish primary children. This issue must be addressed particularly in light of ongoing technological developments which strengthen the need for high-quality geometry teaching (Watson et al., 2013).
Item Type:Monograph (Technical Report)
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
Mathematics > Geometry
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Institute of Education > School of STEM Education, Innovation, & Global Studies
Research Institutes and Centres > Center for the Advancement of Science Teaching and Learning (CASTeL)
Official URL:https://ncca.ie/en/resources/primary-mathematics-r...
Copyright Information:© 2020 The Author
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:24953
Deposited On:28 Aug 2020 16:33 by Siun Nic Mhuiri . Last Modified 28 Aug 2020 16:33

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