General principles of mathematical communication

This page contains some general principles of communicating mathematics. Many of these principles are presented within the context of writing, but they apply to presentations as well.

We include only communication principles for which we have teaching resources. Feel free to suggest or contribute materials.

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What is Math Comm

MAA Mathematical Communication ( is a developing collection of resources for engaging students in writing and speaking about mathematics. The site originated in the MIT Department of Mathematics and was expanded through support from an NSF grant.