Infographics

noun

a visual representation of data or information. Short for 'information graphic'.

Source (Macmillan Dictionary) http://www.macmillandictionary.com/open-dictionary/entries/infographic.htm

Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics present complex information quickly and clearly, such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education. With an information graphic, computer scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians develop and communicate concepts using a single symbol to process information.

Source (Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_graphics

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Criteria for Infographics

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Examples of Infographics



How can you use Maths with Infographics?

Maths becomes more visual with the addition of graphics. An infographic enables you to make sense of the information. Students can use a variety of maths strategies to demonstrate their understandings and learning.

Have a look at the following examples of infographics and how maths is used.

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http://www.infographicsshowcase.com/category/food-infographics/

Above and below we can see how maths has been used with computation, percentages, Pie Graphs, Pictographs and statistical charts.

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http://www.infographicsshowcase.com/category/food-infographics/

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http://www.infographicsshowcase.com/category/food-infographics/

In this infographic we see ratios, Pie graphs, percentages and multiplication

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http://www.infographicsshowcase.com/category/food-infographics/

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http://www.infographicsshowcase.com/category/environment-inofgraphics/

Examples of different types of graphs

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http://www.infographicsshowcase.com/category/environment-inofgraphics/

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http://www.confused.com/news-views/infographics/rugby-world-cup-2011 Great example to use with your class to talk about Pictographs, what does each symbol represent numerically



Other links

http://www.greatmathsteachingideas.com/tag/infographic/
Several ideas on how to use infographics in maths