In the late 1970s and early 1980s, psychologists and education researchers interested in mathematics problem-solving strategies sought to classify problem solvers as belonging to one of three categories: 1) visualizers, who had a preference for holistic approaches involving extensive use of visual methods; 2) nonvisualizers or verbalizers
, who had a preference for more verbal approaches; and 3) those who tended to use both visual and nonvisual methods (Burden & Coulson, 1981; Krutetskii, 1976; Richardson, 1977; Lean & Clements, 1981; Presmeg, 1985, 1986; Quinn, 1984; Sheckels & Eliot, 1983; Suwarsono, 1982).
Short sentences and short clauses are a must, because the verbalizer
must breathe every now and then.
As shown by Ralli (2012a,b, 2014), the latter applies to loan verbs, where the Greek verbalizer
-iz- is, for instance, used in the Aivaliot (142) dialect for the accommodation of verbs of Turkish origin (e.
IMP: NEGATIVE IMPERATIVE; O: OBJECT; PAST: PAST TENSE; PERF: PERFECTIVE; PL: PLURAL; REL_CERT: RELATIVE CERTAINTY; REM: REMOTE; RD: REDUPLICATION; S: SUBJECT; SG: SINGULAR; SPAN: SPANISH FORM; SUP: SUPERESSIVE RELATION 'ON'; TAG: TAG QUESTION MARKER; TEMP: TEMPORAL RELATIONAL MARKER; UNCERT: UNCERTAINTY; VERB: VERBALIZER
Given that writing is a technological product storing knowledge outside the human individual and thus encouraging a sense of the known as separate from the knower, it appears to be no accident that the prehistory of writing begins with enumeration of visible, material commodities, object-things seen and/or felt as distinct from human thinkers and verbalizers
, such as Schmandt-Besserat finds in the commodities with which the Near East tokens deal.
Mean maximum spectral power was nonsignificant for subjects classified as verbalizers
, regardless of focal scores, and for all subjects when guessing low-imagery targets.
Their article reveals many ways in which writers have tried to categorize different cognitive styles; for example some distinguish between verbalizers
and visualizers, or between converging and diverging, or between what one author calls serialists and holists.
For we lifelong verbalizers
to deny nonverbal reasoning powers to the mute brain is akin to denying that French speakers are really saying anything to each other, on the grounds that we don't understand them.
I'm here to urge you to look into mathsemantics as a way of producing better math students and better verbalizers
of numerical findings.
These instruments assess two habitual thinking modes, imaginal and verbal, and it has been suggested that, in comparison to verbalizers
, visualizers perform better in the recall of high imagery material (Hiscock, 1976), have more regular breathing patterns while solving problems (A.