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

Writing is a medium of communication that represents language through the inscription of signs and symbols.

Mathematics writing is different from ordinary writing because – in addition to the requirements of ordinary good writing – there are additional constraints and conventions in mathematics. For example: an additional constraint is that mathematics follows much more demanding rules of logic than ordinary discourse, and mathematical writing must follow and display this logic. Also, additional conventions are those for defining new concepts and those for organizing the material through theorems and examples.