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ERIC Number: EJ853581
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0839
So Many Graphs, So Little Time
Wall, Jennifer J.; Benson, Christine C.
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v15 n2 p82-91 Sep 2009
Interpreting graphs found in various content areas is an important skill for students, especially in light of high-stakes testing. In addition, reading and understanding graphs is an important part of numeracy, or numeric literacy, a skill necessary for informed citizenry. This article explores the different categories of graphs, provides examples, and briefly explains the uses and purposes of various types of graphs. (Contains 13 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A