Students should be able to use graphical (re)presentations in an appropriate way.
Students should be able to:
«A picture can tell more than thousand words». A large variety of reports are illustrated by different graphic representations, for example, line graphs, bar charts or pie charts. Data can be shown in appropriate or inappropriate ways; the latter leading to misinterpretation of the original data. Familiarity with the ways in which graphs are used will help students to present their work clearly in many subject areas and in their working lives. Also the ability to present your findings in a proper and clear way is needed in todays information age.
Students analyse different applications in every day life where graphic representations are used. Whenever possible examples should be used which make an inappropriate use obvious. Examples might be found in the school environment, in data about the community, in the business world, and in the daily or weekly newspaper. Current data and data from earlier years should be illustrated in different forms.
Text, data and graphics can be used in a variety of presentations: written documents, presentations and Web pages.
Minimum necessary resources:
One computer for each group of students with a graphics software package and software for presentations, writing and Web design;
Examples from industry and commerce.
Optional extra resources:
Advanced graphics software;
Liquid crystal display panel for overhead projector.
All other A-Units, especially Unit A3 Word processing