Mathematical Communication is a developing collection of resources for engaging students in writing and speaking about mathematics, whether for the purpose of learning mathematics or of learning to communicate as mathematicians.

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Larry Guth
Claude Shannon Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Editor since 2022
Susan Ruff
Lecturer II, Writing, Rhetoric,
& Professional Communication
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Editor since 2011
Bridget Tenner
Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
DePaul University
Editor since 2016

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Susan Ruff
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
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Past editors:

Haynes Miller (2011-2021), Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ivars Peterson, (Blog Editor 2011-2014), Mathematical Association of America

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