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Integrating Visual Learning into Mathematics - Conclusion
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Geogebra is a visual teaching of 2D geometry. It is an interactive geometrical engine that allows students to modify the values of each independent variable as how they want to. As you can see from the screenshot of the program taken below, as values are entered into the column of variables on the left, the geometrical shape and lines formed on the right are altered accordingly. This allows students to have a very clear understanding of exactly how each different variable affects the outcome of the graph.
Being able to modify the values at will allows students to better understand the relationship between individual variables and the overall graph.
In stark contrast, the conventional method of hand-drawing or sketching geographical figures with pen and paper are much less convenient. Students cannot change the values of each variable independently and have to mentally calculate the equation of each line before being able to plot the points on the graph paper. It is also much harder for students to mentally visualise the relationship between the variables and the geometrical graph, impeding their progress in the topic.Click here to go back to action steps.