Journal article

Communicating like a Mathematician

M Begg, R Pierce, KE Chin

AMSI Calculate Teacher Resources | Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute | Published : 2017


Students’ working is often peppered with incorrect usage of symbols and very little written explanation of methodology. When read literally, it can make no sense and leaves the teacher deciding whether or not they should impute understanding. Does the student lack conceptual understanding, or do they simply have a poor grasp of mathematical language? Maybe both?