chapter  4
9 Fostering Mathematical Communication: Helping Teachers Help Students
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Mathematics is a way of looking at and making sense of the world. It is a beautiful, creative, and useful human endeavor that is both a way of thinking and a way of knowing. The goal of mathematics instruction is to help students develop and deepen their understandings of mathematics as well as their abilities to communicate their ideas to others. The process of communication helps students construct as well as express mathematical meanings.