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 publicationNavigating currents and charting directions-Proceedings of the 31st annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)
    EditorsMerrilyn Goos, Ray Brown, Katie Makar
    Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
    PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc.
    Pages647-650
    Number of pages4
    Volume2
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event31st annual conference of Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia - Brisbane, Australia
    Duration: 28 Jun 20081 Jul 2008

    Conference

    Conference31st annual conference of Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
    CountryAustralia
    CityBrisbane
    Period28/06/081/07/08

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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.), Navigating currents and charting directions-Proceedings of the 31st annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) (Vol. 2, pp. 647-650). Brisbane, Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc..