The visual side to numeracy : Students’ sensemaking with graphics

Diezmann, Carmel, Lowrie, Tom, Sugars, Lindy, & Logan, Tracy (2009) The visual side to numeracy : Students’ sensemaking with graphics. Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 14(1), pp. 16-20.

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To be numerate in contemporary society, all individuals need to make sense of the graphical aspects of mathematics. Various graphics are used as a means of communication of mathematical ideas and also as tools for thinking about these ideas. This paper describes the different types of graphics(e.g., maps, charts, number lines, graphs)used in primary mathematics and suggests ways teachers can develop students’ability to interpret them.

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ID Code: 18517
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Graphics, Mathematics Education, Visual, Primary
ISSN: 1326-0286
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc.
Deposited On: 14 Apr 2009 04:07
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:54

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