A preliminary report on the MathBrush pen-math system We give a preliminary description of an experimental system, currently named MathBrush, for working with mathematics using pen-based devices. The system allows a user to enter mathematical expressions with a pen and to then do mathematical computation using a computer algebra system. The system provides a simple and easy way for users to verify the correctness of their handwritten expressions and, if needed, to correct any errors in recognition. Choosing mathematical operations is done making use of context menus, both with input and output expressions.