Variables for designing cube folding tasks influencing sixth-graders' performance

Yun-Zu Chen, Kai-Lin Yang

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This study investigated whether the three variables of task form, squares carried, and figural complexity, for designing cube folding tasks, affect sixth graders' cube folding performance. Two task forms were used to develop two versions of ?cube folding test.? Each version was designed based on two levels of squares carried and three levels of figural complexity, and contained 18 multiple-choice items. The sample included 107 boys and 92 girls with an average age of 12.04?years who were randomly assigned to complete one of the two versions. A linear mixed model was carried out with three factors: task forms, squares carried, and figural complexity, in which squares carried and figural complexity were ?within-subjects? factors, and task form was the ?between-subjects? factor. The results showed the interaction effect of squares carried and task form, and the main effect of figural complexity, which differentiated the difficulty in cube folding tasks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-146
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Cognitive Psychology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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