The Importance of Visual Mathematics – and Fingers

The Importance of Visual Mathematics – and Fingers

The Importance of Visual Mathematics – and Fingers

Date posted: April 20, 2016

Evidence from new brain research demonstrates the importance of visual engagement, finger perception and finger knowledge to learning mathematics. Why Kids Should Use Their Fingers in Math Class briefly describes the research and what it means for teaching mathematics to all ages and at all levels.

For a fuller understanding of the research, read SEEING AS UNDERSTANDING: The Importance of Visual Mathematics for our Brain and Learning by Jo Boaler. And for teaching activities that coordinate with the research, browse Visual Mathematics Activities.

To see more of Jo Boaler’s thinking on mathematics education, email library@decoda.ca to borrow Mathematical Mindsets, her latest book, from the Decoda Library.

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