Math And The Linguistic Intelligence
Linguistic Intelligence – These are the students who get it through words. They like to hear it told to them. They understand through verbal explanations. Teaching with picture books and through songs, poems and chants helps them to learn. Also telling stories about the math and talking it through grabs and keeps their attention. In small group lessons you will be explaining and listening to these students “talk it out.” Here is a sample math workshop addressing the needs of the linguistic learners:
Mini-Lesson: Starts with a story, song, poem, chant; Math Think Alouds where the teacher makes the thinking process transparent;
Guided Math Group: Math think alouds; Sharing around the table; Each person explaining what they are doing; these students live for the individual math conferences because they get to talk about what they are doing and talk out their goals and talk out their challenges….
Math Centers: Provide opportunities for students to share their math with each other as they are learning
Share: There is an opportunity for these students to come up and share their thinking with the class. Play microphones (either the echo ones or the toy ones with a battery amp really engage these learners…they will come up and talk forever about the math)…
see the booklist in this blog
see conference protocols in this blog