Visualisation, imagery, and the development of geometrical reasoning

Jones, K. and Bills, C. (1998) Visualisation, imagery, and the development of geometrical reasoning. Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 18, (1-2), 123-128.


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This report focuses on some aspects of the nature and role of visualisation and imagery in the teaching and learning of mathematics, particularly as a component in the development of geometrical reasoning. Issues briefly addressed include the relationship between imagery and perception, imagery and memory, the nature of dynamic images, and the interaction between imagery and concept development. The report concludes with a series of questions that may provide a suitable programme for research and lays the foundation for further work of the BSRLM geometry working group.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1463-6840 (print)
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Keywords: pedagogy, curriculum, teaching, learning, intuition, geometry, intuitive, drawing, measurement, imagining, manipulating, figures, mathematics, geometric, geometrical, deductive reasoning, proof, school, visual, visualisation, visualization, spatial, mathematising, mathematizing, communicating, communication, pupils, images, imagery, language, terminology, informal, formal, mathematical, vocabulary
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Professional Practice & Pedagogy
ePrint ID: 41306
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Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:12

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