Conventions and Context: Graphing Related Objects Onto the Same Set of Axes

Conventions and Context: Graphing Related Objects Onto the Same Set of Axes

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Professors Steven Jones, Doug Corey and Dawn Teuscher recent had a paper titled "Conventions and Context: Graphing Related Objects Onto the Same Set of Axes" published in the conference proceedings for the PMENA (Psychology of Mathematics Education - North America) conference. They have answered a few questions about this paper below: What is the big problem you hoped to address with this paper? There are many "conventions" we use within mathematics, but sometimes these conventions are at odds with reasoning about contexts and quantities. The specific convention we examined in this paper was placing related graphical objects (e.g., graphs, vectors) on the same set of axes. This practice can be problematic for contextualized situations, unless the practice is properly understood. What are some of the key ideas in the article?…
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