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ERIC Number: EJ1153547
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1069-1898
Students' Understanding of Bar Graphs and Histograms: Results from the LOCUS Assessments
Whitaker, Douglas; Jacobbe, Tim
Journal of Statistics Education, v25 n2 p90-102 2017
Bar graphs and histograms are core statistical tools that are widely used in statistical practice and commonly taught in classrooms. Despite their importance and the instructional time devoted to them, many students demonstrate misunderstandings when asked to read and interpret bar graphs and histograms. Much of the research that has been conducted about these misunderstandings has been with students in introductory statistics classes at the college level. In this article, students in grades 6-12 completed multiple-choice and constructed-response questions about bar graphs and histograms as part of a larger study. The same misunderstandings that college-level students demonstrate were found in these younger students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Colorado; Florida; Georgia; New Jersey; Ohio
Grant or Contract Numbers: DRL1118168