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Author Alsina, Claudi.

Title Math made visual : creating images for understanding mathematics / Claudi Alsina and Roger B. Nelsen
Published [Washington, DC] : Mathematical Association of America, [2006]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  510.711 Als/Mmv  DUE 06-11-19
Description xv, 173 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Series Classroom resource materials
Classroom resource materials (Unnumbered)
Classroom resource materials.
Contents Part I. Visualizing mathematics by creating pictures-- 1. Representing numbers by graphical elements-- 2. Representing numbers by lengths of segments-- 3. Representing numbers by areas of plane figures-- 4. Representing numbers by volumes of bodies-- 5. Identifying key elements-- 6. Employing isometry-- 7. Employing similarity-- 8. Area preserving transformations-- 9. Escaping from the plane-- 10. Overlaying tiles-- 11. Playing with several copies--12. Sequential frames-- 13. Geometric dissections--14. Moving frames--15. Iterative procedures--16. Introducing colors--17. Visualization by inclusion--18. Ingenuity in 3D--19. Using 3D models-- 20. Combining techniques-- Part II. Visualization in the classroom-- Part III. Hints and solutions to the challenges
Summary The object of this book is to show how visualization techniques may be employed to produce pictures that have both mathematical and pedagogical interest. Mathematical drawings related to proofs have been produced since antiquity in China, Arabia, Greece and India but only in the last thirty years there has been a growing interest in so-called 'proofs without words.' In this book the authors show that behind most of the pictures 'proving' mathematical relations are some well-understood methods. The first part of the book consists of twenty short chapters, each one describing a method to visualize some mathematical idea (a proof, a concept, an operation,...) and several applications to concrete cases. Following this the book examines general pedagogical considerations concerning the development of visual thinking, practical approaches for making visualizations in the classroom and a discussion of the role that hands-on material play in this process
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-168) and index
Subject Mathematics -- Study and teaching -- Audio-visual aids.
Visual education.
Author Nelsen, Roger B.
Mathematical Association of America.
LC no. 2005937269
ISBN 0883857464