Spatial Visualization Tasks To Support Students’ Spatial Structuring In Learning Volume Measurement

Revina, Shintia and Zulkardi, Zulkardi and Darmawijoyo, Darmawijoyo and Galen, Frans van (2011) Spatial Visualization Tasks To Support Students’ Spatial Structuring In Learning Volume Measurement. IndoMS. J.M.E, 2 (2). pp. 127-146. ISSN 2087-8885

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    Many prior researches found that most of students in grade five tended to have difficulty in fully grasping the concept of volume measurement because they have to build their competence in spatial structuring. The unit of volume “packing” measurement must be integrated and coordinated in three-dimension. On the other hand, it is revealed the errors that students made on the volume measurement tasks with three dimensional cube arrays are related to some aspects of spatial visualization, such as the skill to "read off" two-dimensional representation of solid objects. For those reasons, this research is aimed to develop classroom activities with the use of spatial visualization tasks to support students’ spatial structuring in learning volume measurement. Consequently, design research was chosen as an appropriate means to achieve this research goal. In this research, a sequence of instructional activities is designed and developed based on the hypothesis of students’ learning processes. This research was conducted in grade 5 of SD Pupuk Sriwijaya Palembang, Indonesia.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: volume measurement, spatial structuring, spatial visualization, design research.
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
    Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Science Education > Department of Mathematics and Sciences Education > Mathematics Education
    Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Zulkardi MIKomp.,MSc.
    Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2012 17:59
    Last Modified: 15 Mar 2012 08:55

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