# Early Ideas

### From Math Images

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* Page Building Help, found at http://mathforum.org/mathimages/index.php/Page_Building_Help#Writing_References:_Keeping_our_Pages_Great | * Page Building Help, found at http://mathforum.org/mathimages/index.php/Page_Building_Help#Writing_References:_Keeping_our_Pages_Great | ||

** Writing References: Keeping Our Pages Great | ** Writing References: Keeping Our Pages Great | ||

- | * Checklist for Writing Pages | + | *** Checklist for Writing Pages |

- | * What Makes a Good Math Images Page? | + | *** What Makes a Good Math Images Page? |

- | * The Writing Guide Hit List | + | *** The Writing Guide Hit List |

- | * From a Bunch of Old Timers | + | *** From a Bunch of Old Timers |

** Technical References | ** Technical References | ||

- | * Top 5 Things you need to know how to do on the wiki | + | *** Top 5 Things you need to know how to do on the wiki |

- | * Wiki Tricks | + | *** Wiki Tricks |

- | * MediaWiki’s Editing help page | + | *** MediaWiki’s Editing help page |

- | * MediaWiki’s Sandbox | + | *** MediaWiki’s Sandbox |

- | * Mathematical notation help: | + | *** Mathematical notation help: |

- | * Basic syntax for writing equations and math symbols | + | **** Basic syntax for writing equations and math symbols |

- | * More basic syntax for writing math | + | **** More basic syntax for writing math |

* Models of Previous Successful Projects | * Models of Previous Successful Projects | ||

** Identify a few projects where there is clear evidence of great progress in the student writing and understanding through | ** Identify a few projects where there is clear evidence of great progress in the student writing and understanding through | ||

- | * feedback | + | *** feedback |

- | * collaboration | + | *** collaboration |

- | * mentored study (particularly for the Masterman students) | + | *** mentored study (particularly for the Masterman students) |

** Examples of successful processes that use the three components listed above. | ** Examples of successful processes that use the three components listed above. | ||

- | * Swarthmore student work over the years of the project (We’ll need input from Steve M, Ann, Steve W, Diana, etc. to help pick out examples of best practice.) | + | *** Swarthmore student work over the years of the project (We’ll need input from Steve M, Ann, Steve W, Diana, etc. to help pick out examples of best practice.) |

- | * Greg’s cohort helping him with a proof of conformality on his stereographic projection page. (Chris has gsp file of this.) | + | *** Greg’s cohort helping him with a proof of conformality on his stereographic projection page. (Chris has gsp file of this.) |

- | * Masterman work, which I’m more familiar with than any Swarthmore work except last summer. | + | *** Masterman work, which I’m more familiar with than any Swarthmore work except last summer. |

- | * Gabrielle and Alex’s work on Pop-Up Fractals. For the discussion, see http://mathforum.org/mathimages/index.php/Talk:Pop-Up_Fractals . | + | **** Gabrielle and Alex’s work on Pop-Up Fractals. For the discussion, see http://mathforum.org/mathimages/index.php/Talk:Pop-Up_Fractals . |

- | * Erin, Anea, and Milena’s work on Pentagonal Fractal: http://mathforum.org/mathimages/index.php/Talk:Pentagonal_Fractal | + | **** Erin, Anea, and Milena’s work on Pentagonal Fractal: http://mathforum.org/mathimages/index.php/Talk:Pentagonal_Fractal |

- | * Sean’s Four Color Map. http://mathforum.org/mathimages/index.php/Talk:Four_Color_Theorem_Applied_to_3D_Objects | + | **** Sean’s Four Color Map. http://mathforum.org/mathimages/index.php/Talk:Four_Color_Theorem_Applied_to_3D_Objects |

- | * Emma’s work on Apothems and Area. http://mathforum.org/mathimages/index.php/Talk:Apothems_and_Area | + | **** Emma’s work on Apothems and Area. http://mathforum.org/mathimages/index.php/Talk:Apothems_and_Area |

## Revision as of 16:28, 17 May 2014

[This is Gene's copy of Chris' document. Unfortunately, Gene has forgotten how to make a new start of line before "°" , and an indented start of line before "•". Do you remember? Tell me!]

**MathImages 2014 Writing Work**
Early Ideas, May 16, 2014

After going over my notes of our conversations and reading the research material sent to me by Ann, I’ve set down a few ideas below about what is unique about the Math Images approach and how that can be useful to educators trying to implement such an approach in working with students of mathematics.

**Goals of the Math Images Program**

- Expose students to authoring their own content using the visual as a hook; particularly good for the graphics generation, with the goal of developing an identity as a mathematical writer.
- Improve students’ writing about mathematics through work with
- Teachers
- Mentors
- Colleagues

- Developing a cohort, a preview of a mathematical community

**Tools for Accomplishing These Goals**

- Page Building Help, found at http://mathforum.org/mathimages/index.php/Page_Building_Help#Writing_References:_Keeping_our_Pages_Great
- Writing References: Keeping Our Pages Great
- Checklist for Writing Pages
- What Makes a Good Math Images Page?
- The Writing Guide Hit List
- From a Bunch of Old Timers

- Technical References
- Top 5 Things you need to know how to do on the wiki
- Wiki Tricks
- MediaWiki’s Editing help page
- MediaWiki’s Sandbox
- Mathematical notation help:
- Basic syntax for writing equations and math symbols
- More basic syntax for writing math

- Writing References: Keeping Our Pages Great

- Models of Previous Successful Projects
- Identify a few projects where there is clear evidence of great progress in the student writing and understanding through
- feedback
- collaboration
- mentored study (particularly for the Masterman students)

- Examples of successful processes that use the three components listed above.
- Swarthmore student work over the years of the project (We’ll need input from Steve M, Ann, Steve W, Diana, etc. to help pick out examples of best practice.)
- Greg’s cohort helping him with a proof of conformality on his stereographic projection page. (Chris has gsp file of this.)
- Masterman work, which I’m more familiar with than any Swarthmore work except last summer.
- Gabrielle and Alex’s work on Pop-Up Fractals. For the discussion, see http://mathforum.org/mathimages/index.php/Talk:Pop-Up_Fractals .
- Erin, Anea, and Milena’s work on Pentagonal Fractal: http://mathforum.org/mathimages/index.php/Talk:Pentagonal_Fractal
- Sean’s Four Color Map. http://mathforum.org/mathimages/index.php/Talk:Four_Color_Theorem_Applied_to_3D_Objects
- Emma’s work on Apothems and Area. http://mathforum.org/mathimages/index.php/Talk:Apothems_and_Area

- Identify a few projects where there is clear evidence of great progress in the student writing and understanding through