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Mariah Martin, Tyler Junior College

Start Date

14-4-2015 4:00 PM

End Date

14-4-2015 8:30 PM

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High school students have a difficult time taking the new End-Of-Course exams in math. Why are students having this difficulty? This could be because students lack the understanding of visualization in mathematics. Visualization can be helpful to certain students who think this way, while also confusing to those same students, and others as well. However, to what extent do high stakes tests, such as the End-Of-Course exams in Algebra I and II, incorporate mathematical visualization? How can visualization help improve the understanding of mathematics? This review will explain the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating visualization in these exams, how students and teachers can learn to understand visual techniques within math education, and how students approach mathematical situations mentally and physically.

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Apr 14th, 4:00 PM Apr 14th, 8:30 PM

How Visualization Can Improve the Understanding of Mathematics

High school students have a difficult time taking the new End-Of-Course exams in math. Why are students having this difficulty? This could be because students lack the understanding of visualization in mathematics. Visualization can be helpful to certain students who think this way, while also confusing to those same students, and others as well. However, to what extent do high stakes tests, such as the End-Of-Course exams in Algebra I and II, incorporate mathematical visualization? How can visualization help improve the understanding of mathematics? This review will explain the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating visualization in these exams, how students and teachers can learn to understand visual techniques within math education, and how students approach mathematical situations mentally and physically.