“A Commentary on the Importance of Using Correct Mathematical Terminology” or “One Reason Why Students May Have Trouble Understanding College Professors”

Carol Castellon, Warren Buck


First paragraph: “I think we need a few more of those thingies to support the bridge,” said the structural engineer. “Why don’t we put some of those curved do-jiggies above the windows?” posed the architect. “Some of your number-deals are high . . . here, I’ll give you an Rx for some stuff,” prescribed the doctor. Have you ever considered how difficult it would be to communicate, even at a basic level, without using the right vocabulary?


Best Practices; Language Use

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