Numeracy in science

Professor Linda la Velle | View as single page |
Common problems
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Strength of evidence
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The AKSIS project

The AKSIS Project (ASE + KCL: Jan 1997-Dec 1999)

Looked at the effects of Sc1 on practice. Made recommendations for dev of successful strategies for Sc1. Analysed pupils' usage of graphs:

  • >75% graphs incorrectly constructed;
  • Pupils saw graphs as end in themselves;
  • Very few referred to graphs when considering evidence;
  • Many science teachers recognised pupils' difficulties, but very few explicitly taught how to construct graphs