Communication is as vital in mathematics as in any language. This free course, Language, notation and formulas, will help you to express yourself clearly when writing and speaking about mathematics. You will also learn how to answer questions in the manner that is expected by the examiner.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
lay out and, where appropriate, label simple mathematical arguments
understand the precise mathematical meaning of certain common English words
understand and use common mathematical symbols
write clear, unambiguous mathematical solutions using appropriate notation
identify and modify some sources of ambiguity or inappropriate use of notation in a mathematical solution.