Students as decoders of graphics in mathematics

Carmel M. Diezmann, Thomas Lowrie

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    Abstract

    This paper reports on students' ability to decode mathematical graphics. The findings were: (a) some items showed an insignificant improvement over time; (b) success involves identifying critical perceptual elements in the graphic and incorporating these elements into a solution strategy; and (c) the optimal strategy capitalises on how information is encoded in the graphic. Implications include a need for teachers to be proactive in supporting students' to develop their graphical knowledge and an awareness that knowledge varies substantially across students.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMERGA 33
    Subtitle of host publicationShaping the future of Mathematics Education
    Place of PublicationFremantle, WA
    PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
    Pages161-168
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9781920846237
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia - Fremantle, WA
    Duration: 03 Jul 201007 Jul 2010

    Conference

    ConferenceAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
    Period03/07/1007/07/10

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