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The Pythagorean Theorem Puzzle

Math puzzles are great activities for enjoying and learning mathematics. The following is an example of Tachiawase. Tachiawase is a popular puzzle in Japan which involve dissecting a geometrical figure into several parts and then recombining them to form another geometrical figure. The puzzle below is credited to Hikodate Nakane (1743). This was one of… Read More »

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 »

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