Uncovering the world of maths with visuals

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    Mathematical ideas are communicated in written format as symbols, tables, graphs, and visuals. Visual communication of mathematical ideas is the focus of this article. Familiarity with mathematical visuals is important in the process of decoding or deciphering the underlying messages in a wide range of visuals found in mathematics text and assessments. Further, the process of encoding visuals enables teachers and learners to represent and express mathematical ideas. Visuals have the potential to assist learners to uncover and unravel abstract mathematical concepts and processes, thus enhance their understanding and learning.

    Examples of a variety of mathematical visuals are discussed in this article, mostly suitable for use in middle years. Reference is made to previous literature detailing the benefits, uses, and potential challenges of incorporating visuals in mathematics teaching and learning.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)14-21
    Number of pages8
    JournalAustralian Journal of Middle Schooling
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2022


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