The advent of fast and sophisticated computer graphics has brought dynamic and interactive images under the control of professional mathematicians and mathematics teachers. This volume in the NATO Special Programme on Advanced Educational Technology takes a comprehensive and critical look at how the computer can support the use of visual images in mathematical problem solving. The contributions are written by researchers and teachers from a variety of disciplines including computer science, mathematics, mathematics education, psychology, and design. Some focus on the use of external visual images and others on the development of individual mental imagery. The book is the first collected volume in a research area that is developing rapidly, and the authors pose some challenging new questions.Even dynamic images may not entirely resolve this one source of indeterminacy, and there are other ambiguities as well. ... of the generation of mathematically consistent computer images of what it would be like to travel into a black hole.

Title | : | Exploiting Mental Imagery with Computers in Mathematics Education |

Author | : | Rosamund Sutherland, John Mason |

Publisher | : | Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06 |

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