Literature Review of Applying Visual Method to Understand Mathematics
Department of Mathematics and Finance, Yunyang Teachers’ College, Shiyan, Hubei, China
As a new method to understand mathematics, visualization offers a new way of understanding mathematical principles and phenomena via image thinking and geometric explanation. It aims to deepen the understanding of the nature of concepts or phenomena and enhance the cognitive ability of learners. This paper collates and summarizes the application of this visual method in the understanding of mathematics. It also makes a literature review of the existing research, especially with a visual demonstration of Euler’s formula, introduces the application of this method in solving relevant mathematical problems, and points out the differences and similarities between the visualization method and the numerical-graphic combination method, as well as matters needing attention for its application.
Key words: visualization / Euler’s formula / geometric explanation / application
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