The role of information graphics in mathematical proficiency

Carmel Diezmann, Thomas Lowrie

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMERGA 31
    Subtitle of host publicationNavigating currents and charting directions
    EditorsMerrilyn Goos, Ray Brown, Katie Makar
    Place of PublicationBrisbane, QLD
    PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
    Pages647-650
    Number of pages4
    Volume1
    ISBN (Electronic)9781920846163
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Duration: 28 Jun 200801 Jul 2008

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    ConferenceAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
    CountryAustralia
    Period28/06/0801/07/08

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    Diezmann, C., & Lowrie, T. (2008). The role of information graphics in mathematical proficiency. In M. Goos, R. Brown, & K. Makar (Eds.), MERGA 31: Navigating currents and charting directions (Vol. 1, pp. 647-650). Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.