Exercises of Visual Thinking

A picture is worth a thousand words

(popular saying)

Images and diagrams are more and more a pedagogical tool in the teaching of mathematics. This page contains several examples that illustrate the idea that a diagram or a picture may induce us to discover some mathematical results.


Translated for Atractor by a CMUC team, from its original version in Portuguese. Atractor is grateful for this cooperation.

(*) This work was carried out under the guidance of Professor Jorge Picado from the Universidade of Coimbra, under a grant by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to develop a project for the promotion of Mathematics in Atractor.
Since many browsers are blocking Java nowadays, it was decided (in 2020) to convert to Javascript the original applets of this section. This conversion was carried out by a high-school teacher, who is working full-time in Atractor with the support of the Ministry of Education.


Difficulty level: Upper Secondary, University