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ERIC Number: ED512631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-24
Pages: 158
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8735-3651-6
Developing Data Graph Comprehension. Third Edition
Curcio, Frances
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Since the dawn of civilization, pictorial representations and symbols have been used to communicate simple statistics. Efficient and effective, they are still used today in the form of pictures and graphs to record and present data. Who can tie their shoes? How many calories are in your favorite food? Make data and graphs relevant and interesting to students with the help of "Developing Data-Graph Comprehension in Grades K-8, Third Edition." This book offers teachers and teacher educators practical ideas for incorporating graph reading and quantitative literacy into instructional programs. Activities include objectives, vocabulary, materials, questions for discussion, and ideas for summarizing that are meant to guide students in data collection, representation, and interpretation. Help your students learn to process information from the Internet, television, newspapers, and magazines by giving them the ability to comprehend and interpret graphs, and show them that "A picture is worth ten thousand words." Contents include: (1) Graphs--What Are They, and How Are They Used?; (2) Levels of Graph Comprehension; (3) Collecting, Organizing, and Analyzing Data; (4) Inventing and Reinventing Graphical Displays of Data; (5) Constructing Conventional Graphs; (6) Interpreting and Writing about Graphs; (7) Using Technological Tools for Graphing and Analyzing Data; (8) Classroom Activities; (9) References; (10) Software; (11) Selected Bibliography; and (12) Appendixes.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics