How to help students unlock the beauty of math

10/31/2013 | KQED.org

Students may be able to learn math easier if they associate mathematical language with concrete images, says New York University neuroscientist Pascal Wallisch, who adds that programs such as Matlab can help high-school students build visual mathematical models. California Institute of the Arts math professor Michael S. Schneider also sees promise in using visual imagery to reinforce math learning. "Mathematics is a way to read the world of nature and technology around us," he said, adding, "If a teacher can convey this, the entire world becomes an exciting textbook."

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