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What Graphs Reveal (If You Give Them Time) — by @benorlin

Ben Orlin (@benorlin), the author of Math With Bad Drawings and Change is the Only Constant, wrote about Slow Reveal Graphs on his blog: What Graphs Reveal (If You Give Them Time) — June 3, 2020.

Graphs tell stories. But stories unfold in time, whereas graphs just splatter you in the face, with all of the information at once.

Ben walks us through several of the graphs on the site (courtesy of @_b_p and @melvinleeperalta).

Students have sharp eyes. They’ll catch things you missed, interpret features in ways you would never have guessed. They’ll build on each other, quibble with each other, learn from each other.

Perhaps best of all, there’s no shame in changing your mind.

 

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