I wrote about this a long time ago with this post and utilized personification in an introductory math unit this fall. Recently I reached out online to find more connections. Professor Keith Devlin @profkeithdevlin pointed me in the direction of Daniela O'Neill who tweeted to me The Waterloo Center for Child Studies website and a science of reading comprehension article. I also collected many more videos and links which are included beneath the tweet image. I will continue to collect more discussion and information about the topic in days to come because I know that our sense of sight and our ability to personify abstract concepts are powerful resources when it comes to teaching and learning math.
I want to deepen my work with visual literacy in the math classroom.
I'm collecting posts and links here to inform my preparation for the discussion.
George Lucas discusses visual literacy:
Visual Literacy and Dance
Visual Literacy: Implications for the Math Classroom
Common Core Visual Literacy Standards
Power of Visual Teaching
Visual Literacy and Learning in Science
Visual Math Learning
Visuals can help effectively communicate messages