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Youth and Adults students interpreting bar and line graphs


Izauriana Lima, Ana Selva


Ana Selva (Brazil)


The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of schooling on the performance of Youth and Adults (EJA) students in solving activities of construction and interpretation of bar and line charts. The participants were 30 students divided into three groups: 10 students in the early years of elementary school, 10 students in the final years of elementary school and 10 high school students. The results indicated no significant differences in the performance presented by participants according to the segments of education to which they belonged. There were significant differences in performance on the basis of the activities of interpretation of the bar charts, but not between the bar and line charts.