Communication is the exchange of ideas that includes listening, writing, and speaking skills; it is essential to success in all courses, including mathematics courses. Students need to be able to express themselves clearly and effectively in speaking and in writing, whether it be to ask clarifying questions, to express needs, to respond in a style appropriate to audience and purpose, etc. Although many students struggle with aspects of multimodal, interpersonal communication, these struggles are frequently amplified for students who struggle with math because they have not received much direct instruction on how to communicate effectively within the discipline.