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Writing in the mathematics classroom can take many forms (pugalee, 2005) one of the most common forms is expository writing in which students are asked to explain or. Why is mathematical writing important writing provides students with opportunities to communicate their mathematical thinking in an organized and coherent way. Mathematical writing by donald e knuth, tracy larrabee, and paul m roberts this report is based on a course of the same name given at stanford university during. Books: leonard gillman, writing mathematics well : a manual for authors, mathematical association of america, 1987 nicholas j higham, handbook of writing for the. Mathematical writing: a brief guide mark tomforde “wordsmithing is a much greater percentage of what i am supposed to be doing in life than i would have ever.
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