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Ask Dr. Time: Explaining Mathematics

Today’s question is surprisingly tricky, as even the letter writer acknowledges: My question is one I’m fumbling to articulate. I’m a math teacher and writer. (I’m a writer in the sense that I write, not in the sense that I get published or paid for writing.) I write a lot about teaching, but I’ve also been trying to get a handle on how I can write about math. Here’s the question: is it possible to write about math in a deep and accessible way? This is a question that sends me off on a lot of different questions.
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