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ERIC Number: EJ892209
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Handling the Difficulties of Technical School Students in the Construction and Interpretation of Graphic Representations
Marinos, Andreas
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v41 n5 p625-648 2010
In this work, an attempt is made to evaluate the errors that have to do with the interpretation and construction of graphic representations. Although the students are studying in the second year of technical high school (secondary education), i.e. in schools with an emphasis in technical subjects (post junior secondary), it is observed that they find difficult to handle the graphic representations. This is an attempt to overcome the difficulties that exist by putting the students to work on electrical machines. They read, construct or verify the graphic representations of the electrical machines using electrical instruments with which they carry out measurements and take values. It is evaluated after the end of each activity and also after a suitable interval of time that there is an improvement in the students' abilities (interpretation and construction) in graphic representations. (Contains 13 figures and 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece