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Interpreting association from graphical displays
conference contributionposted on 2023-05-23, 11:14 authored by Noleine FitzallenNoleine Fitzallen
Research that has explored students' interpretations of graphical representations has not extended to include how students apply understanding of particular statistical concepts related to one graphical representation to interpret different representations. This paper reports on the way in which students' understanding of covariation, evidenced through their interpretation of scatterplots, was applied to the interpretation of split stacked dot plots. The outcomes of the study suggest that incomplete understanding of the characteristics of a graph and the data displayed can lead to students applying knowledge of statistical concepts relevant to one graph type to misinterpret a different graph type.
Publication titleOpening Up Mathematics Education: Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
EditorsB White, M Chinnappan, S Trenholm
Department/SchoolFaculty of Education
PublisherThe Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Inc.
Place of publicationAustralia
Event title39th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA 39)
Event VenueAdelaide, Australia
Date of Event (Start Date)2016-07-03
Date of Event (End Date)2016-07-07
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