Augmented Reality app for Calculus: A Proposal for the Development of Spatial Visualization
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© 2015 The Authors. Spatial visualization is a crucial ability to understand and solve real world problems. Typically, important features of visual-spatial abilities in mathematics learning have been the skills required to construct mental models of mathematical objects from teacher drawings or oral descriptions. However, spatial ability is not a static trait but instead a dynamic process which could be fostered through interaction of real and virtual objects. This ability could be enriched with the development of new technologies such as augmented reality. We are part of a team of innovative and educational research aiming to foster mathematical cognitive skills, crucial but generally taken for granted. The purpose of this paper is to present an augmented reality application in order to promote spatial visualization in Calculus courses for engineering students.