ERIC Number: EJ536631
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Graphing: Cognitive Ability or Practice?
Roth, Wolff-Michael; McGinn, Michelle K.
Science Education, v81 n1 p91-106 Jan 1997
Presents an alternative perspective that conceives of graphing as observable practices employed to achieve specific goals rather than as knowledge represented in students' minds. Highlights the nature of graphs as semiotic objects, rhetorical devices, and conscription devices. Illustrates the plausibility and fruitfulness of the new perspective in three ways. Contains 55 references. (Author/JRH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A