2 Replies Latest reply: May 20, 2013 8:10 AM by Mark Moore RSS

What online tools have you found to help your students visualize math concepts?

Tammy Dewan Novice
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In the study titled, The Role of Visualization- In the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical, it explains that “visualization, as we see, has been a technique generally used by the most creative mathematicians” of all times. Knowing the importance of having students visualize what a math concept might look like means that we must give our students tools to help them visualize math.

 

Here is an interactive online math dictionary and over 250 math charts created by an Australian educator named Jenny Eather. I love how students can select a math term, get the definition, have an example and in many cases practice the skill. FYI…in Australia they refer to Mathematics as Maths (with the “s” on the end) so there isn’t a typo;)

 

‘Imagery is a powerful force for perception and understanding. Being able to “see” something mentally is a common metaphor for understanding it. An image may be of some geometrical shape, or of a graph or diagram, or it may be some set of symbols or some procedure.’

(Open University  , 1988, p. 10)

 

What online tools have you found to help your students visualize math concepts to help students understand and make connections to the real world?


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