What You Should Know About Writing a Math Book

Writing a math book requires careful planning. Every chapter is supposed to introduce new concepts, the ideas, explanations, and the problems must be designed to be at the right level for the students. Math writers must ensure they already know what each chapter will cover before even writing a word.

First, a math writer should research the standards of the target demographic. Each county has different math standards for each grade.

The second step is investigating what is already available. Writers must look at existing math textbooks for the country and grade level they want to write for. Do the existing textbooks have enough details and clear explanations?

Third, math book writers must organize their book. In a math book, each lesson builds on the previous. For example, you must explain decimals are in one lesson, compare them in the second lesson, and add and subtract them in the third lesson.

Writing a book proposal is the fourth step. All textbook companies have a list of what they want in a proposal. Writers are required to include a title, table of contents, description of the book, and at least two sample chapters

The last step is writing chapters. In each chapter, explain the concept, provide several examples, and develop some problems. After writing all chapters, review them.

References

http://classroom.synonym.com/write-math-book-4692953.html

http://scienceblogs.com/evolutionblog/2013/03/26/how-to-write-about-mathematics/

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