Guided Language Practice in Small Math Groups

Posted on January 20, 2010. Filed under: Math is a Language | Tags: , |


It is really important to remember that math is a language.  So for students who speak English as their first language, it is then a second language.  For our ELL students it is the third or fourth language.  So we have to teach it like we would teach any foreign language.  Let the students act out math.  Let them sing math.  Let them role play math.  Let them live math in a way that makes it come alive!  Be sure to read the latest books on teaching math to ELL learners!  Here are some resources:

http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/30570

http://www.mathsolutions.com/index.cfm?page=wp18&contentid=998&crid=294&mcrid=110

http://www.mathsolutions.com/documents/978-0-941355-84-1_L1.pdf

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