Teaching Mathematics to English Language Learners

2nd Edition

Gladis Kersaint, Denisse R. Thompson, Mariana Petkova

Published November 27, 2012
Reference - 206 Pages
ISBN 9780415629775 - CAT# Y139099
Series: Teaching English Language Learners across the Curriculum

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Today's mathematics classrooms increasingly include students for whom English is a second language. Teaching Mathematics to English Language Learners provides readers a comprehensive understanding of both the challenges that face English language learners (ELLs) and ways in which educators might address them in the secondary mathematics classroom. Framed by a research perspective, Teaching Mathematics to English Language Learners presents practical instructional strategies for engaging learners that can be incorporated as a regular part of instruction. The authors offer context-specific strategies for everything from facilitating classroom discussions with all students, to reading and interpreting math textbooks, to tackling word problems. A fully annotated list of math web and print resources completes the volume, making this a valuable reference to help mathematics teachers meet the challenges of including all learners in effective instruction.

Features and updates to this new edition include:

  • An updated and streamlined Part 1 provides an essential overview of ELL theory in a mathematics specific context.

  • Additional practical examples of mathematics problems and exercises make turning theory into practice easy when teaching ELLs

  • New pedagogical elements in Part 3 include tips on harnessing new technologies, discussion questions and reflection points.

  • New coverage of the Common Core State Standards, as well as updates to the web and print resources in Part 4.


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