8 Questions
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Questions and Answers

- 1.According to the passage, what aspect of mathematics is receiving new attention?
- A.
Graphical representation of information.

- B.
Trigonometric functions.

- C.
Analysis.

- D.
Scientific math.

- E.
Statistical analysis.

- 2.According to the author, what is the advantage of using graphs?
- A.
Students understand graphical representations better than calculations.

- B.
Graphs take up less space than complex calculations.

- C.
Graphs can represent complex information effectively.

- D.
Most students understand how to make graphs by the time they reach high school.

- E.
Most students are taught how to analyze graphs in science and social science classes.

- 3.From the information in the passage how are graphs used in the mathematics classroom?
- A.
Graphs are used to illustrate complex relationships between data points.

- B.
Graphs are used to explain the outcome of mathematical functions.

- C.
Graphs are used to compare different data sets.

- D.
Graphs are used to analyze complex information.

- E.
Graphs are used to teach graphing.

- 4.How are graphs used in science and social science classrooms?
- A.
Graphs are used to illustrate complex relationships between data points.

- B.
Graphs are used to explain the outcome of mathematical functions.

- C.
Graphs are used to measure differences between data sets.

- D.
Graphs are used to analyze simple relationships among data points.

- E.
Graphs are used to teach graphing.

- 5.According to the author, why is it important for students to know how to construct and interpret graphs?
- A.
Students will not do well in math if they can't construct graphs.

- B.
Graphical information is used in many careers that may or may not be related to mathematics.

- C.
Students will not truly appreciate mathematical functions until they can see them graphically.

- D.
Students will not do well in high school physics classes unless they understand how to create graphs.

- E.
Otherwise, students will not understand the fundamental properties and functions of graphs.

- 6.In the Brasell and Rowe study, what did the authors conclude about high school physics students' understanding of graphical information?
- A.
Students were well prepared in mathematics classes to work with graphs.

- B.
Students were well prepared in science and social science classes to interpret graphical information.

- C.
Students were well prepared to interpret graphical information as long as they took both science and math classes.

- D.
Students' abilities to work with and interpret graphical information was superficial.

- E.
Most students were able to glean the meaning of a graph when it was presented to them.

- 7.Based on the information in the passage, what would the author recommend?
- A.
More emphasis in the science classroom on the construction and interpretation of graphical data.

- B.
More emphasis in social science classrooms on graphical interpretation.

- C.
More emphasis in mathematics classrooms on the construction and interpretation of graphical data.

- D.
More emphasis in mathematics classrooms on the construction of graphical representation.

- E.
More research on how students perceive graphical information.

- 8.According to Janvier, what is lacking in the teaching of graphing skills?
- A.
There is too much focus on graphical representation of information.

- B.
There is too little focus on graphical representation of information.

- C.
There is not enough focus on true mathematical skills in the mathematics classroom.

- D.
There is little focus on the overall meaning of a graph, and too much focus on the data points that make up a graph.

- E.
There is not enough opportunity for students to translate what they know about data into graphical representations.