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ERIC Number: EJ924039
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0256-2928
The Construction of a Double-Entry Table: A Study of Primary and Secondary School Students' Difficulties
Marti, Eduardo; Garcia-Mila, Merce; Gabucio, Fernando; Konstantinidou, Katerina
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v26 n2 p215-234 Jun 2011
Tables are a presentation format that is commonly used to organize information, and they are widely present in many scenarios of our students' everyday activities; however, there is a scarcity of studies devoted to their analysis. Some of these studies point out that the organization of data into a double-entry table presents difficulties for primary and secondary school students. The present study analyzes the following: (1) the level of competency of primary and secondary school students in constructing a double-entry table from a set of data and (2) the main difficulties encountered by these students during the task. Our findings showed that the percentage of middle-school students who succeeded in constructing a conventional table was relatively low, and the number did not significantly increase over four school years. A set of difficulties is identified and discussed in terms of cognitive and graphical processes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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