Please, mathemasters, let the English teachers write your textbooks

The biggest problem facing Math students today, besides laziness, is the quality of the textbooks. These fellows are very intelligent, but they’ve been submerged in their secret language of letters and numbers so long they can’t even communicate with the uninitiated. Too often, you can only understand them if you already know what they’re going to say, and if you already know what they’re going to say, why are you reading the book? Examples are good, but one can lose hours trying to comprehend them if they lack sufficient explanations. Students can only take so much of this. Eventually, they give up, decide that they aren’t math people, and never do long division again. Please, masters! I want to learn! Let the peons in the Humanities departments transcribe your holy texts!

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