Precise and thoughtful communication supports both correctness and clarity.

In *Making Sense of Algebra*, Paul Goldenberg, June Mark, and their colleagues look carefully at how our students think about mathematics. They explore five “Habits of Mind” that focus not just on the results of mathematical thinking, but on how proficient students *do* that thinking.

In today’s blog, which is the last one in a series of five adapted from the book, the authors talk about the habit of communicating with precision.