it has been noted in studies that the united states is continually falling behind in math and science education. there has been a lot of speculation as to why this is so, and some limited solutions provided through disconnected efforts. with the ever-presence of tv, computers, the internet, and handheld devices students are programmed to accept information visually and digitally. To overcome the education gap, these mediums could be used to the educator’s advantage.
vi hart has produced a series of raw video shorts that make mathematics concepts interesting and accessible. students can identify with the quirky doodling detailing interesting math facts in vignettes that match their attention span. the positive reception of these videos shows the power of visual communication and infographics in facilitating overall communication and is becoming increasingly necessary as we are conditioned to process facts in more abbreviated forms as opposed to copious amounts of copy, like you find in textbooks. to brush up on your math concepts visit vi’s youtube channel.