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ERIC Number: EJ1091174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1043-4046
Development of a Framework for Graph Choice and Construction
Angra, Aakanksha; Gardner, Stephanie M.
Advances in Physiology Education, v40 n1 p123-128 Mar 2016
Research on graph interpretation and basic construction is extensive, and student difficulties, primarily in K-12 type settings, have been well documented [e.g., graph choice, labels for axes, variables, and scaling axes]. It is important to provide students with repeated opportunities to increase competency and practice critical reflection in graphing choices. This article describes designed materials that are easy to implement in K-16 classrooms, increase students' graph knowledge, and provide a systematic framework for data presentation. Also, the article highlights the purpose, development, and usage of two materials: (1) a guide to data displays; and (2) a step-by-step guide to data communication. These materials are designed to facilitate the development of graphing competency and knowledge related to metarepresentational competence (MRC).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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