Using Visualization in Math Teaching OpenCourseWare: The Open University's Free Undergraduate Math Teaching Course

Published Feb 02, 2009

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'Using Visualisation in Math Teaching' encourages mathematics teachers to introduce visualization techniques into their lesson plans. The course also teaches how students benefit from visualization as part of their education. This intermediate-level OpenCourseWare is offered free by The Open University. The course materials are geared toward teachers at the high school level.

Using Visualisation in Math Teaching: Course Specifics

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Using Visualisation in Math Teaching: Course Description

Visualization is the creation of a mental image. It is a powerful technique that can be used to improve students' understanding of a wide range of concepts. This course, 'Using Visualisation in Math Teaching,' discusses how visualization can be used in the classroom to reinforce mathematic concepts and improve learning outcomes. The course materials discuss the usefulness of imagery as a force for perception and understanding. Teachers will learn strategies for introducing visualization into the classroom. The course is ideal for math teachers at the secondary level of education and beyond. An estimated six hours are needed to complete the course materials.

The free OpenCourseWare includes online notes, activities, videos, a case study and a list of references. To find out more about this course, visit the using visualization in math teaching course page.

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