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  1. Edward Tufte
    The work of Tufte and Graphics Press. Read testimonials about his books and purchase them online: The Graphic Display of Quantitative Information, Envisioning Information, and Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative. In the Ask E.T. moderated forum, Tufte answers questions dealing with information design. Register for his one-day course, "Presenting Data and Information," which covers fundamental strategies of information design; evaluating evidence used in presentations; tables, graphics, semi-graphics, and other statistical data; complexity and clarity; use of video, overheads, computers, and handouts; multi-media, internet, and websites. The section titled "New ET Writings, Artworks, and News" includes Graphics of the Day, "Long-term survival rates of cancer patients achieved by the end of the 20th century," translations of Charles Joseph Minard, and classic articles, such as Stephen J. Gould's "The Median Isn't the Message," Frederick Mosteller's "Classroom and Platform Performance," John W. Tukey's "Some Graphic and Semigraphic Displays," and Austin Bradford Hill's "The Environment and Disease: Association or Causation?" Preview and buy ghost grid printed on acid-free paper "for artists and scientists," and posters of Tufte's own "The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint"; Russian cosmonaut, Georgi Grechko's "Historic Visual Diary of Spaceflight: Cyclogram"; and "Napoleon's March," Minard's portrayal of the losses suffered by Napoleon's army in the Russian campaign of 1812. See also Tufte's fine art and sculpture, including Escaping Flatland and "Cognitive Art: A Portfolio of Five Original Prints," from Envisioning Information. more>>

  2. Mathematics as a Language - Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles, Alexander Bogomolny
    An essay defending the language of mathematics, including examples from plain English, linguistics, life sciences, physics and chemistry, and deliberate misuse, and math lingo: a bad meme virus. more>>

  3. A Short Guide to Writing Mathematics - Stephen B. Maurer; Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics, Swarthmore College
    A guide to mathematics writing for college students who want to learn mathematical style - math majors or prospective majors, or students who will go into other quantitative fields and expect to communicate with mathematics in their careers. You may contact the author to download the book; in addition, Advice on Note Taking, and Common Word Errors in Writing Mathematics (examples of ways students misuse key mathematical words like "equation") are online, together with the Table of Contents down to the subsubsection level (in plain text format). more>>

  4. Writing Math (Learning and Mathematics) - Joan Countryman; Math Forum
    In her 1993 book Writing to Learn Mathematics, Joan Countryman, the Head of Lincoln School in Providence, Rhode Island, explores the relation between math and writing and provides a comprehensive description of the approach she takes to teaching math in middle and high school. Countryman stresses the idea that the use of writing exercises in math classes leads to both a better understanding of the material and heightened math communication skills. The techniques Countryman employs in her classroom include journals, freewrites, learning logs, written descriptions of problems, autobiographies, and formal papers. A geometry.pre-college newsgroup discussion. more>>


 

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