Graphing in the information age: Using data from the world wide web


Book: 
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School
Authors: 
Dixon, J. K., & Falba, C. J.
Category: 
Volume: 
2
Pages: 
298-304
Year: 
1997
Abstract: 

In the information age, middle school students must be intelligent consumers of information. To instill critical thinking with respect to statistical data, the interpretation and creation of graphs are essential. Although vast amounts of information can be gleaned from traditional text sources, the World Wide Web (WWW) offers information that is updated far more frequently. Because of the motivational aspects and expedient nature of using data from the Web, this article focuses on its use; however, each of the activities can be adapted for use with traditional, text-based media.

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