Visualizations in mathematics
2008 (English)In: Erkenntnis, ISSN 0165-0106, E-ISSN 1572-8420, Vol. 68, no 3, 345-358 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this paper we discuss visualizations in mathematics from a historical and didactical perspective. We consider historical debates from the 17th and 19th centuries regarding the role of intuition and visualizations in mathematics. We also consider the problem of what a visualization in mathematical learning can achieve. In an empirical study we investigate what mathematical conclusions university students made on the basis of a visualization. We emphasize that a visualization in mathematics should always be considered in its proper context.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 68, no 3, 345-358 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-149669DOI: 10.1007/s10670-008-9104-3ISI: 000256529300004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-149669DiVA: diva2:405830
Conference Information: Workshop on Towards a New Epistemology of Mathematics
Freie Univ, Berlin, GERMANY, SEP 14-16, 20062011-03-232011-03-222011-03-23Bibliographically approved