I have in the past argued that the core of practical mathematics is precise efficient communication about real world problems, something that would have developed most likely before standard systems of writing. What we know of as mathematics is then an evolved system of common patterns and a reasoning system built upon that.

## Precise, Efficient communication

I have in the past argued that the core of practical mathematics is precise efficient communication about real world problems, something that would have developed most likely before standard systems of writing. What we know of as mathematics is then an evolved system of common patterns and a reasoning system built upon that.