On the basis of historical and didactical examples we consider the role of visualizations and intuitive thinking in mathematics. Examples from the 17th and 19th century have been used as well as smaller empirical studies at upper secondary school level and university level. We emphasize that a mathematical visualization does not reveal its intended meaning. With experience we can learn to interpret the visualization in different ways, depending on what is asked for.
"Visualizations and intuitive reasoning in mathematics,"
The Mathematics Enthusiast: Vol. 9
, Article 1.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umt.edu/tme/vol9/iss1/1