The role of information graphics in mathematical proficiency

Diezmann, Carmel M. & Lowrie, Tom (2008) The role of information graphics in mathematical proficiency. In The 31st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, June 28 - July 01 2008, St Lucia, Brisbane.

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There is scant research on the role of graphics in students’ mathematical performance. This paper distinguishes between the contextual and informational roles of graphics and provides an overview of the types of information graphics. It also presents findings from a new mathematics instrument that has been used to quantitatively and qualitatively assess students’ performance on information graphics. Key findings using this instrument have provided insights into age, gender and item effects on performance, and difficulties that students experience interpreting graphics.

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ID Code: 18535
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Information Graphics, Mathematical Proficiency, Mathematical LIteracy, Assessment
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc.
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
Deposited On: 09 Mar 2009 01:13
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:50

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