Math 300 Writing for Mathematics 2010 Autumn


Fred Thulin

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Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science (MC 249)

University of Illinois at Chicago

851 South Morgan Street

Chicago, IL  60607-7045






Essay 1


Essay 2

Outline due 10/4 or 6

1st draft due 10/18 or 20

Final draft due 11/1 or 3

Some Mathematics for Essay 2 [pdf] [tex]


Essay 3 [pdf] [tex]

Outline due 10/25 or 27

1st draft due 11/8 or 10

Final draft due 11/22 or 24

Some Mathematics for Essay 3 [pdf] [tex]


LaTeX Help


LaTeX Resources





Links to Professor Baldwin’s Math 300 Materials


Codes for Comments on your papers (pdf)


Note: the following are relevant to our Essay 1.


The Mathematics of Essay II


The Mathematics of Essay III



External Links


From +Plus online magazine of the

Millennium Mathematics Project, University of Cambridge:


An infinite series of surprises


For a quarter of a century, stretching from 1956 to 1983,

Martin Gardner wrote an extremely popular and influential monthly column called

"Mathematical Gamesfor Scientific American.

His work is a model of popular mathematical writing.

Here is a collection of a few of those columns: