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What is the role of visualization in mathematics?

Like abstraction and generalization which I described in my earlier posts here and here,visualization is central to the learning and understanding of mathematics. (Note that these processes are also natural human mental dispositions and so we can claim that doing mathematics is a natural human activity.) Visualization used to be considered only for illustrating otherwise… Read More »

What is mathematical investigation?

Mathematical investigation refers to the sustained exploration of a mathematical situation. It distinguishes itself from problem solving because it is open-ended. I first heard about math investigations in 1990 when I attended a postgraduate course in Australia.  I love it right away and it has since become one of my favorite mathematical activity for my… Read More »

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