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.
|Title of host publication||MERGA 31|
|Subtitle of host publication||Navigating currents and charting directions|
|Editors||Merrilyn Goos, Ray Brown, Katie Makar|
|Place of Publication||Brisbane, QLD|
|Publisher||Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||Annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia - Brisbane, QLD, Australia|
Duration: 28 Jun 2008 → 01 Jul 2008
|Conference||Annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia|
|Period||28/06/08 → 01/07/08|
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.