
06219795
j
2013f.00698
Olande, Oduor
Making sense of a ``misleading" graph.
Nord. Mat.didakt. 18, No. 1, 530 (2013).
2013
Nationellt Centrum f\"or Matematikutbildning (NCM), G\"oteborgs Universitet, G\"oteborg
EN
K40
C30
statistics
interpretation of data
interpretation of graphs
misleading graphs
graph comprehension
graphicacy
Summary: Given the importance of a criticalanalytical disposition in the case of graphical artefacts, this paper explores graphicacy based on students' answers to an item from PISA survey test. Primarily, results from the written test were analyzed using PISA's doubledigit rubrics or coding. In evaluating these categories, it is observed that just a small percentage of students are able to produce answers that reflect a criticalanalytical approach with respect to the use of statistical/mathematical operators and forms of expressions. Secondly, video observation shows that students tend to employ what is perceived as an ``identification approach" while discussing the task. Whereas elements of mathematical and statistical ideas can be identified in the students' discussion, these are not explicitly stated and are largely submerged in everyday concerns and forms of expression.