COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics

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Seminar: Learning to See Like a Mathematician: Lets look at mathematics a different way

2003-11-10

12:10p.m. Neill Hall 5W

Walter Whiteley

Abstract: Experts, teachers, and novices all see a diagram, a manipulative, or lines of algebra in different ways. In mathematical situations, we see what we have learned to see: selecting, shifting ourfocus, and interpreting according to experience and learned conventions, in our imaging and imagining. We will offer some examples to illustrate how we create what we see and that what we see makes a difference to how we think and solve problems. We will give some special attention to seei