Visualizations in Mathematics
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2008

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.

mathematics education

visualization

epistemology

history of mathematics

Författare

K. Bråting

Johanna Pejlare

Göteborgs universitet

Chalmers, Matematiska vetenskaper

Erkenntnis

0165-0106 (ISSN)

Vol. 68 345-358

Ämneskategorier

Matematik

Filosofi

Annan matematik

Fundament

Grundläggande vetenskaper

Lärande och undervisning

Pedagogiskt arbete

DOI

10.1007/s10670-008-9104-3