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Fourth-Grade Students' Performance on Graphical Languages in Mathematics

Lowrie, Tom & Diezmann, Carmel M. (2005) Fourth-Grade Students' Performance on Graphical Languages in Mathematics. In Chick, H.L. & Vincent, J.L. (Eds.) 30th Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Melbourne.

Abstract

This study investigated the performance of 217 fourth-grade students (9 or 10 years) on a 36-item test that comprised items from six distinct graphical languages (e.g., maps) that are commonly used to convey mathematical information. The results of the study revealed that: fourth graders have difficulty decoding a variety of graphics; some graphical languages are more difficult for students to access than others; only one of the graphic languages revealed gender differences; and there were positive correlations in performance between all pairings of graphic languages. The implications of this study include the need to support the development of students’ ability to decode graphics beyond activities usually investigated in mathematics curricula.

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ID Code: 2113
Item Type: Conference Paper
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 13 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:16

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