Personal, Expository, Critical, and Creative: Using Writing in Mathematics Courses
In Primus: Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies Volume 24, 2014 - Issue 6: Special Issue on Writing and Editing in the Mathematics Curriculum: Part I
This article provides a framework for creating and using writing assignments based on four types of writing: personal, expository, critical, and creative. This framework includes specific areas of student growth affected by these writing styles. Illustrative sample assignments are given throughout for each type of writing and various combinations thereof. Also discussed are the assessment of mathematical writing and suggestions for beginning users of writing in mathematics courses.
This project receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No 722826.