# Colorization of mathematics [closed]

I am currently in the process of starting to formalize my mathematics notes, both hand-written and digital. In that I have reached somewhat of a conundrum. I have learned both through practice and formal education that colorization can help the students visualize and learn the material better.

My question is about if and if so how colorization should be used.

The website Better explained has a longer article discussing the benefits of colorization. Here is one example

In my opinion this explanation is somewhat cluttered, there are too many colors in addition the purple and magenta are to similar. I have a couple of suggestions to improve this

• Highlight one color at a time (this could easily be done in a beamer presentation), however I am afraid this would consume too much time.
• Have one color for variables, one for constants the rest remains black.
• Everything black.

Are any of the suggestions above good, or are there better solutions I have not considered? Any feedback is appreciated.

## closed as off-topic by Morgan Rodgers, mrf, NCh, Strants, CesareoJun 5 '18 at 22:17

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• I agree that this example is bad, In general, I don't like colors at all. If you must, then every once in a while you can highlight one particular part of an expression to call attention to it. Note that some readers are color blind and won't be able to tell red from green, maybe neither from black. – Ethan Bolker Jun 2 '18 at 14:07
• This question is not about mathematics. It would maybe be a better fit on matheducators.stackexchange.com – Morgan Rodgers Jun 2 '18 at 14:11
• Make all black and drop the confusing part that starts with "To" – Hagen von Eitzen Jun 2 '18 at 14:23
• I think colours can be used in a helpful way, but in the example you showed it definitely confuses more than it helps. – celtschk Jun 2 '18 at 14:28
• @HagenvonEitzen: Seems a bit like your suggesting "don't ever say or write anything". In this way btw. you never will make mistake. – Rudi_Birnbaum Jun 4 '18 at 4:32