Originally Posted by

**gwsinger**
It's been said that mathematicians understand things in terms of mental images. This is to say that when mathematicians read about concepts, they analogize those concepts into mental pictures, which are then mentally combined and manipulated to make deductions. My questions are as follows:

(1) How do YOU understand math? If it's through visual images, explain in detail what you mean by this because I find it fascinating.

(2) How ELSE could somebody understand math if not through mental image manipulation?

Does anybody have any resources about learning how to think like the above?