This open-book take-home quiz tests students’ reading of Steven Kleiman’s “Writing a Math Phase Two Paper.” Questions cover topics of writing mathematics. Included are some poorly-written sentences for students to revise.

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This sample review serves as a LaTeX template for students to critique each other’s in-class presentations. The review consists of two parts: (1) a technical summary of the contents of the lecture, and (2) a constructive critique of the delivery. Written by Steven L. Kleiman for his class Principles of Mathematical Exposition.

Read more →Skeleton for journal articles to be published in M.I.T.’s Undergraduate Journal of Mathematics. The journal is no longer published, but this skeleton is still used in some of M.I.T.’s communication-intensive math classes. Save the style files as mathp2e.sty and thmp2e.sty (remove the final number from each name) and store them in the same folder as the .tex file.

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Read more →Guidance from Steven Kleiman for how to write a math paper, written for a now defunct writing requirement but with much good general guidance. Because the guidance is written in the form of a journal article, the text file can act as a template for students to use to create their own papers. This zip file includes supporting style files (from M.I.T.’s Undergraduate Journal of Mathematics, no longer in publication). Before use, the extensions for math2e and thmp2e must be changed from .txt to .sty

Read more →This one-page handout about acknowledging sources in mathematics papers addresses how to avoid using wording from sources and how to cite information or wording. Examples are included (with citation).

Read more →About 18.096 Principles of Mathematical Exposition Spring 2009 Steven L. Kleiman Approved as a 9-unit communication-intensive class for math majors, 18.096 provides extensive instruction and practice in the craft of professional writing and lecturing, on advanced mathematics. There are three requirements to pass: to edit and format a ten-page paper for publication in the MIT Undergraduate Journal of Mathematics, to give three fifty-minute lectures, and to write one-page reviews of others’ lectures. Each requirement counts 1/3 of the grade. The journal is intended only for educational purposes at MIT; so publication in the journal does not preclude publication of the

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