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Working with charts, graphs and tables
When you come across information represented in charts, graphs and tables, you'll need to know how to interpret this information. This free course, Working with charts, graphs and tables, will help you to develop the skills you need to do this. For further study, there's another course titled 'More working with charts, graphs and tables' which looks into more ways to present statistical information and shows you how to use charts, graphs and tables to present your own information.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- reflect on existing skills and mathematical history, set up strategies to cope with mathematics and assess which areas need improving
- understand the following mathematical concepts, through instruction, worked examples and practice activities: reflecting on mathematics; reading articles for mathematical information; making sense of data; interpreting graphs and charts
- draw on a technical glossary, plus a list of references to further reading and sources of help, which can help to improve maths skills.
First Published: 10/08/2012
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Your worries and concerns with charts, graphs and tables
- 2 Reflection on mathematics
- 3 Reading articles for mathematical information
- 4 Making sense of data
- 5 Interpreting graphs and charts
- 6 Technical glossary
- 7 Further reading and sources of help
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