Understanding visual literacy, mathematical literacy and the teaching potential of infographics with mathematical representation: a review of literature
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This literature review investigates research in education about describing visual and mathematical literacies and the competencies that makes an individual visually and mathematically literate. The educational benefits of infographics are examined with a focus on visual and mathematical literacy skills. The analysis conducted as part of this review indicates that visual and mathematical literacy skills are necessary to interpret infographics and the meaning behind the information being depicted. The literature reviewed emphasized infographics' capacity to reduce cognitive load, understandably convey abstract and complex information and aid in memorability. I provide an analysis of examples of infographics that highlights the value of visual and mathematical literacy skills and the potential educational applications of infographics.