An Interactive Educational Diagrammatic System for Assessing and Remediating the Graph-as-Picture Misconception

Garcia Garcia, Grecia and Cox, Richard (2010) An Interactive Educational Diagrammatic System for Assessing and Remediating the Graph-as-Picture Misconception. In: Intelligent Tutoring Systems 10th International Conference, ITS 2010,, June 14-18, 2010, Pittsburgh, PA, USA,.

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Abstract

The graph-as-picture misconception (GAPm) is a commonly reported error, but basic questions about its prevalence and degree have not been addressed. An interactive educational diagrammatic system was designed to assess and to help students overcome GAPm. Three activ- ities were administered to students (N=48) using touch screen techno- logy: a diagram/picture decision task, a multiple choice questionnaire, and an interactive racing car game in which the child moves a car along a track and a speed/distance graph is plotted concurrently alongside. Preliminary results demonstrate the utility of the diagram/picture dis- crimination task for detecting GAPm and providing rich information about childrens knowledge of different representational forms.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Grecia GarciaGarcia
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:15
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2012 15:30
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/19805
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