The following pages are about having students communicate mathematics in writing.

Things to consider before having students write

  • Why do you want students to write about math?
    • To learn how to write math well?
    • As a vehicle for learning math?
    • To help you assess their understanding?

    Your answers will inform how you teach, assign, and assess writing.


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What is Math Comm

MAA Mathematical Communication (mathcomm.org) 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.