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ERIC Number: EJ1154890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
Variation in Graphing Practices between Mathematics and Science: Implications for Science Teaching
Wong, Vicky
School Science Review, v98 n365 p109-115 Jun 2017
Although graphs are used in both mathematics and science, there are disciplinary differences in the types of tasks, the terminology and the purpose for graphing. This can make it difficult for students to transfer their learning from one subject to the other. By examining the differences in how graphs are used, and the reasons for these differences, we can better understand the issues faced by students in applying graphing skills in both mathematics and science. There is, therefore, a need for science teachers to take realistic account of what students learn about graphing in mathematics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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