ERIC Number: ED243728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Handbook for Spoken Mathematics: (Larry's Speakeasy).
Chang, Lawrence A.; And Others
This handbook is directed toward those who have to deal with spoken mathematics, yet have insufficient background to know the correct verbal expression for the written symbolic one. It compiles consistent and well-defined ways of uttering mathematical expressions so listeners will receive clear, unambiguous, and well-pronounced representations. Section I provides an introduction, including comments on how to use the handbook. In section II the various types of alphabets used in mathematics are listed. Section III lists the basic symbols used in mathematics, along with their verbalizations. Sections IV-XI list the expressions used in some of the more common branches of mathematics, along with their verbalizations; algebra, trigonometric and hyperbolic expressions, logic and set theory, elementary and analytic geometry, statistics and mathematics of finance, calculus and analysis, linear algebra, and topology and abstract spaces are included. Section XII contains some suggestions on how to and how not to describe diagrams and graphs. (MNS)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Language Classification, Language Proficiency, Language Standardization, Mathematical Vocabulary, Mathematics Education, Symbols (Mathematics)
University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, P.O. Box 808, Livermore, CA 94550 (copies available free of charge).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Livermore. Lawrence Livermore Lab.