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Interpreting graphs: Students developing an understanding of covariation


Fitzallen, N, Interpreting graphs: Students developing an understanding of covariation, Mathematics Education: Expanding Horizons - Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2-6 July 2012, Singapore, pp. 290-297. ISBN 978-981-07-2527-3 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Studentsí development of an understanding of covariation was the focus of a research project that investigated the way in which 12 Year 5/6 students engaged with the learning environment afforded by the graphing software, TinkerPlots. Using data generated from individual interviews, the results demonstrate that upper primary students use their understanding of covariation to draw conclusions about trends in data evidenced in the graphs they created as well as their knowledge of the context. Implications for the Australian Curriculum are considered.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
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:83426
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2013-03-13
Last Modified:2013-08-20

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