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The objectives of this research are to: 1) develop the Geons Jam program for increasing Spatial and Mathematical Abilities of early childhood 2) compare the average score of Spatial and Mathematical Abilities of the experimental group trained with the program developed during before and after the experiment 3) compare of the average score of Spatial and Mathematical Abilities of the experimental group trained with the developed program and the experimental group trained with the Number Race Game and the control group that did not practice from the program. The sample group consisted of 90 elementary school students aged between 6-8 years. There were 30 students in the experimental group trained with the Geons Jam program. The 30 people experimental group trained with the Number Race Game, and the control group of 30 people. The tools used in the experiment consisted of Geons Jam program, Number Race Game, relative Spatial Abilities test reliability (Cronbach’s alpha coefficient) is .83 and Mathematical Abilities test reliability (Cronbach’s alpha coefficient) is .80. Data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics, t-test with test method paired-sample t Test and F-test with One way MANNOVA test.
The results of the research show that:
The Geons Jam program is suitable for the use in increasing the Spatial and Mathematical Abilities. After the experiment in the experimental group practiced Geons Jam program, the mean scores of Spatial and Mathematical Abilities were higher than before the experiment with statistical significance at the level of .05. After the experiment, it appeared that experimental group practiced Geons Jam program, the mean scores of Spatial Abilities were higher than experimental group trained with the Number Race Game and control groups at a significant level of .05 and the average score of Mathematical Abilities in Mental Number Line was different at a significant level of .05.
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