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Interpreting association from graphical displays


Fitzallen, N, Interpreting association from graphical displays, Opening Up Mathematics Education: Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 3-7 July 2016, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 220-227. ISBN 978-1-920846-29-9 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Research that has explored students' interpretations of graphical representations has not extended to include how students apply understanding of particular statistical concepts related to one graphical representation to interpret different representations. This paper reports on the way in which students' understanding of covariation, evidenced through their interpretation of scatterplots, was applied to the interpretation of split stacked dot plots. The outcomes of the study suggest that incomplete understanding of the characteristics of a graph and the data displayed can lead to students applying knowledge of statistical concepts relevant to one graph type to misinterpret a different graph type.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:statistics education, association, graphical representations, middle school
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Fitzallen, N (Dr Noleine Fitzallen)
ID Code:109835
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2016-07-04
Last Modified:2017-11-19
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