8 Analysis, argument and critical thinking

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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate an engagement in a number of activities that involve visualisation and learning from personal experiences what it means

  • understand the views of a well-known mathematics educator talking about visualisation and find out how personal views compare with those of some other secondary-school mathematics teachers

  • identify some ways that visualising could be incorporated into a classroom and co
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