##### Asked by: Sudie Matsuev

asked in category: General Last Updated: 28th April, 2020# How can you communicate mathematical ideas effectively?

**Mathematical ideas**can be communicated in a variety of ways using many different representations. For example, you can use verbal , written , symbolic and/or visual representation to convey or expound on a

**mathematical**concept. Technology can also be used to teach

**concepts**.

Regarding this, what is good mathematical communication?

Explain your **mathematical** thinking to another, either orally or in writing, using representations. Justify your own or a peer's problem-solving process. Respond to the **mathematical** ideas of another. Explain a **mathematical** concept or problem so that others will understand it.

Similarly, how can mathematical ideas be represented? Representations help organize, record, and communicate **mathematical ideas**. Representations help solve problems. **Mathematical ideas** are **represented** externally and internally. **Mathematical ideas** are **represented** with object and actions with those objects.

Also asked, why is communication important in mathematics?

**Communication** plays an **important** role in making **mathematics** meaningful; it enables students to construct links between their informal, intuitive notions and the abstract language and symbolism of **mathematics**.

Why is it helpful to represent the same mathematical idea in different ways?

Thus **multiple** representations are **ways** to **symbolize**, to describe and to refer to the **same mathematical** entity. They are used to understand, to develop, and to communicate **different mathematical** features of the **same** object or operation, as well as connections between **different** properties.