1 Communicating mathematics
1.1 Writing mathematics
How do you write mathematics that can be read and easily understood by anyone else, such as a tutor or another student?
It takes practice, but the following guidelines may be helpful.
Ensure that what you write consists of sentences. Too many people believe that mathematics is a language which is entirely made up of unfamiliar symbols. It is not. Many symbols act in part merely as abbreviations which, when read, can be translated back into spoken words.
Ensure that there are sufficient words of explanation so that the reader is led, line by line, through your proposed solution or argument.