by Steen Grode
Ah finally... All this is about teaching math without words or as I sometimes call it reinventing silent movie.
And where did all this begin? Well the story goes back to when I was in lower secondary school and had a experience as we should learn to collaborate. We had to do an abstract puzzle without any kind of communication. This made a huge impression on me in many aspects.
Years later, I changed this puzzle into a more mathematical problem solving task but kept the rules about no communication what so ever. However, this is just part of the story.
Another part is a frustration on the difficulties that students have to communicate with each other when doing student exchange. This led to an idea to remove that barrier by simply removing the language and this was the actual birth of Math without Words.
Coincidentally, an American company shortly after began making software with the basic idea to teach mathematics without using words.
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