ERIC Number: EJ1093240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Statistical Literacy in Action: Should All Graphs Start at Zero?
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v20 n4 p26-30 2015
Using statistical literacy skills to determine appropriate scales to be used on graphs is an essential part of numeracy. Using several meaningful contexts, this article explains very clearly when it is appropriate and inappropriate to begin the scale of a graph at zero.
Descriptors: Statistics, Numeracy, Graphs, Scaling, Mathematics Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Middle School Students, Mathematical Concepts, Foreign Countries, Data Interpretation
Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT). GPO Box 1729, Adelaide 5001, South Australia. Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; Fax: +61-8-8362-9288; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.aamt.edu.au
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia