User:Georgejem/Origami in Mathematics Pedagogy/Introduction
Mathematical visualization is a learning and teaching technique that involves representing concepts and problems by forming images (mentally, or with pencil and paper, or with the aid of technology) or using a physical model. Through these techniques, it is possible to visualize abstract concepts and mathematical objects which the student may never have seen. Visualization is a means toward understanding the problem in terms of a diagram or visual image. The most common technique is to use geometrical or graphical representations of mathematical concepts, principles or problems. Diagrams are, of course, as old as mathematics itself. Geometry has always relied heavily on pictures, and, for a time, other branches of mathematics did too. With the advancement of technology, graphing calculators like Desmos and Geogebra, animations, photos and videos are widely present. A simple visualization technique that is fast being embraced around the world is Origami, the art of paper folding.