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Take Time for Action
Take Time For Action: Students' Interpretations of Misleading Graphs

Suzanne Harper 

February 2004, Volume 9, Issue 6, Page 340

Abstract:

Graphs are analyzed as to their significance and whether they are skewing information for one viewpoint or another. Teachers are invited to "take time for action" and investigate students' thinking on this task.

Take Time for Action promotes the idea of 'Action Research' by teachers in their middle level classrooms and to disseminate ideas appropriate for middle level students used by teacher educators with pre-service teachers. Submissions by classroom teachers include representative problems, activities, or tasks used in their studies and to reflect on the student thinking, problem solving strategies, mathematics pedagogy, etc. that those tasks elicit. Take Time for Action is a regular department of Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School. 

Keywords:
Article
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Communication
Data Representation
Open-ended assessments
Inference
Teacher
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Reasoning and Proof
Representation