How to Write a Math Report

Charts and graphs are typically part of a math report.

Writing a math report follows the same basic procedure as writing any report or essay. Present your argument or thesis and then support it, thereby proving it, over the following paragraphs. One difference between a math report and other types of reports is that a math report will typically include graphs or other relevant charts or data in the body of the paper and not just in appendices. A math paper may also include a proof as part of its logical arguments.

Introduce your thesis in your opening paragraph. Your thesis is whatever you intend to prove using mathematical data. Construct the opening to address the topic on a broader level then narrow down the exact point you intend to make. Use the opening to introduce your project. Define your project's parameters and give any relevant, yet brief, background information.

In each of the following paragraphs, take one point and elaborate as to how it supports your thesis. This can be discussing the details of your project step-by-step. Relate the results of any tests or experiments, using corroborating evidence in the form of graphs or charts as appropriate. Each stage of the project should support or disprove your initial thesis statement. Remember, in a math report, your findings could be that the initial thesis was wrong.

Write a conclusion. Your math project or data should either prove or disprove your thesis. Draw a conclusion and present the results. This paragraph is much like a summary.

Cite all references used and include additional information, charts, graphs and data in appendices.