The Relationships of Graphing Abilities to Logical Thinking and Science Process Skills of Middle School Students

중학생의 그래프 능력과 논리적 사고력 및 과학 탐구 능력의 관계

  • Published : 2002.12.30

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships of graphing abilities to logical thinking and science process skills of middle school students. The subjects for this study were selected 481 students from four middle schools for TOGS(the Test of Graphing in Science), GALT(Group Assessment of Logical Thinking) and TIPS II (Test of Integrated Process Skills). This study shows that the correlation coefficient between abilities of students to construct/interpret graphs and the logical thinking was 0.45, and the correlation coefficient between abilities to construct/interpret graphs and science process skills are 0.32. As a result, abilities of students to construct and interpret graphs arc more correlate the logical thinking than science process skills.

Keywords

graphing abilities;logical thinking;science process skills;middle school students

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