The direction that mathematics instruction is going towards, includes a lot of writing. In many other content areas there are formats for writing and how to set up the paragraph to flow nicely. However, in math, those formats do not really apply. This is a M.E.A.L. paragraph commonly used in Language Arts that has been modified to be of use in a mathematics classroom. This M.E.A.L. paragraph gives students the ability to organize their thought process to paper and explain what they were thinking.