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Cross-sectioning for Children



Description: This measure uses 3D objects sliced with a cardboard “plane” (or realistic photos). Children are asked to select which of four 2D options would result from cutting the 3D figure at the plane and looking at the “flat inside”.
Population: 5-9 year olds


Ping, R. M., Young, C. J., Ratliff, K. R., Schiffman, J., & Levine, S. C. (September, 2012). Tracing the developmental trajectory of cross-sectioning ability in three- to nine-year-old children. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Meeting of the International Conference on Spatial Cognition, Rome, Italy.

Ratliff, K. R., McGinnis, C. R., & Levine, S. C. (August, 2010). The development and assessment of cross-sectioning ability in young children. Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Portland, Oregon.

Test Location: Please email Chris Young: cjyoung [at] uchicago [dot] edu