## Abstract

The study adopted an ERP methodology to examine two psychological constructs—field-dependence-independence (FDI) and symmetry (SYM)—on geometry problem solving. Based on a newly developed instrument, analyses of Taiwanese high school students showed that both FDI and SYM significantly influenced students’ response accuracy (Acc). The FDI also determined students’ reaction time for correct responses (RTc). When deliberately examining geometry problem solving through the stages of introducing problem situation, question presentation, and answer verification, the ERP analyses showed that SYM greatly influenced brain activities in stage of introducing problem situation, while FDI determined stage of question presentation.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Proceedings of the 46th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2023 |

Editors | Michal Ayalon, Boris Koichu, Roza Leikin, Laurie Rubel, Michal Tabach |

Publisher | Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) |

Pages | 91-98 |

Number of pages | 8 |

ISBN (Print) | 9789659311231 |

State | Published - 2023 |

Event | 46th Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, PME 2023 - Haifa, Israel Duration: 16 Jul 2022 → 21 Jul 2022 |

### Publication series

Name | Proceedings of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education |
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Volume | 3 |

ISSN (Print) | 0771-100X |

ISSN (Electronic) | 2790-3648 |

### Conference

Conference | 46th Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, PME 2023 |
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Country/Territory | Israel |

City | Haifa |

Period | 16/07/22 → 21/07/22 |

### Bibliographical note

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## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Mathematics (miscellaneous)
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
- Education