Assessing diagram quality: Making a difference to representation

Diezmann, Carmel M. (1999) Assessing diagram quality: Making a difference to representation. In 22nd Annual Conference of Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 1999, Adelaide.


The effectiveness of a diagram in problem solving is dependent on its utility as a cognitive tool. In order to develop students’ ability to use diagrams as cognitive tools, teachers need to assess the quality of students’ diagrams and provide them with the necessary support. However assessing the quality of diagrams is problematic. This paper discusses how theoretical prototypes and exemplars of level of performance provide a practical and effective avenue for assessing the quality of students’ diagrams.

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ID Code: 1502
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: diagrams
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 08 Jun 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:25

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