WHAT IS A WRITE-UP
Last modified August 15, 2011.
The "write-ups" for EMAT 6680 represent
your synthesis and presentation of mathematics
investigations you have done -- usually under the direction of
one of the assignments. The major point is that it convincingly
communicates what you have found to be important from the
investigation. The focus should be on the mathematical ideas, not just the images that can be created with application software.
The hypothetical audience might be your students, your classmates,
or classroom mathematics teachers. I have sometimes suggested
the Mathematics Teacher article as a model. There is some
constraint on such manuscripts to present a topic in a reasonable
amount of space, to emphasize the essential and to eliminate the
irrelevant (though sometimes interesting) side issues.
So it is with our write-ups. An EMAT 6680 write-up should communicate the essential
material you have synthesized from your investigation. The format
could be entirely in a word-processing document. After all, an
HTML document is basically a word processing document with links.
The HTML format, however, can combine narrative, pictures, and
program applications in a dynamic document.
Write-ups should be posted to your personal Web Page. If you work
as a team on a write-up, post the write-up into each team member's
Web Page but label collaborative effort.
Write-ups are submitted any time up to the end of the semester. I will review and provide feedback on drafts of write-ups prior to the end of the semester IF ASKED.
What you submit via your web page is an electronic portfolio of your work.
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