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The Mathematics Enthusiast

Authors

Kajsa Bråting

Volume

9

Issue

1-2

Abstract

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.

First Page

1

Last Page

18

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