Science and Mathematics Education
When learning a new subject or course material, writing can be an essential tool for a deeper understanding of content. The importance of writing in mathematics is no different—yet in mathematics, writing seems to be the odd-ball out (exception). However, in classrooms where students have little depth of understanding mathematics, writing can be a vital instrument in the learning process. A common misconception when learning mathematics is that it is all numbers and memorizing equations—when in fact writing is a main component and first step to developing a deeper understanding of the mathematical content. As students continue to grow and mature mentally, their traditional reading and writing literacy increases.
Quealy, Cory. "The Importance of Writing in Mathematics: Why Writing Allows for a Deeper understanding of the Mathematical Content." The Review: A Journal of Undergraduate Student Research 15 (2014): 19-22. Web. [date of access]. <http://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/ur/vol15/iss1/6>.