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For questions about student writing in mathematics, including considerations about assigning, grading, motivating, and improving students' written work.

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Calculation versus writing in mathematics

Writing mathematics is an important activity of the mathematician. In trying to write one's mathematics, one finds ways to balance intuition and rigor and to efficiently communicate concepts and ideas ...
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How to Write Steps of Solving Equations?

This is a common way to write the steps during solving equations: But in GeoGebra the steps are shown this way (the highlighted part): I'm going to use GeoGebra to teach equations. Is it OK to let ...
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How can we help students learn to write about their mathematics?

As a guiding example, imagine an undergraduate Calculus II course where students have to complete a guided "research project" and write a "paper" about their work. This can be a shockingly new ...
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What are some good final project prompts for a calculus class (where they have to write a “paper”)?

This is very similar to a question I asked at MSE a while back ago but I think it is far more appropriate here. https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/632139/examples-of-open-ended-calculus-class-...