Allowing students to write in mathematics class can promote critical thinking, illustrate an awareness of mathematical connections, and result in clear communication as they share ideas comfortably with peers.
Leigh Haltiwanger, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Amber M. Simpson, email@example.com, are doctoral students in Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. Haltiwanger teaches in the School of Education. Her interests include disciplinary literacy and using technology to drive inquiry in mathematics. Simpson is interested in finding innovative ways to support preservice and in-service teachers in teaching mathematics.