An integral part of our work on visualizing mathematics is the production and use of dynamic video clips. Intuitively everyone agrees that using some form of visualization process in many mathematical contexts enables and enriches the process of mathematizing – the process of doing mathematics. We all visualize no matter how abstract the mathematical concept – it is a form of thinking. Yet it is a process that is often taken for granted and not explicitly emphasized in a typical classroom setting. The question whether learners see the same image as the teacher imagines or uses is not often asked.
This VISUALmaths (https://visual-maths.com) website is a culmination of a number of research and student projects that engaged in issues of making mathematical ideas more visual through the medium of short silent video clips which mostly used a stop-go-motion animation technique.
The VISUALmaths website has three associated websites:
The VITALmaths site.
The VITALmaths and VITALmathsLIC site consists of a databank of short and funky video clips that specifically interrogate the conceptual aspects of a mathematical idea, process or concept. Some of the video clips contain strategic dialogues to encourage appropriate mathematical talk and conversation.
The SANDBOXmaths site
SANDBOXmaths is a collection of more experimental video clips done by students in their mathematics teacher-training classes and researchers wishing to use specific video clips in their teaching and research.
The APPLETmaths site
APPLETmaths is a collections of GeoGebra applets that students and researcher have developed for their research projects.
Last Modified: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 15:11:50 SAST