Linguistic and Cultural Influences on Learning Mathematics

Linguistic and Cultural Influences on Learning Mathematics

by Rodney R. Cocking
     
 

The combined impact of linguistic, cultural, educational and cognitive factors on mathematics learning is considered in this unique book. By uniting the diverse research models and perspectives of these fields, the contributors describe how language and cognitive factors can influence mathematical learning, thinking and problem solving. The authors contend that

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The combined impact of linguistic, cultural, educational and cognitive factors on mathematics learning is considered in this unique book. By uniting the diverse research models and perspectives of these fields, the contributors describe how language and cognitive factors can influence mathematical learning, thinking and problem solving. The authors contend that cognitive skills are heavily dependent upon linguistic skills and both are critical to the representational knowledge intimately linked to school achievement in mathematics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898598766
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1988
Series:
Psychology of Education and Instruction Series
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Contents: R. Cocking, J. Mestre, Introduction and Overview. R. Cocking, S. Chipman, Conceptual Issues Related to Mathematics Achievement of Language Minority Children. G.B. Saxe, Linking Language with Mathematics Achievement: Problems and Prospects. J.B. Stone, Intention and Convention in Mathematics Instruction: Reflections on the Learning of Deaf Students. E.K. Scholnick, Why Should Developmental Psychologists Be Interested in Studying the Acquisition of Arithmetic. M.F. Charbonneau, V. John-Steiner, Patterns of Experience and the Language of Mathematics. E.A. DeAvila, Bilingualism, Cognitive Function, and Language Minority Group Membership. S.L. Tsang, The Mathematics Achievement Characteristics of Asian American Students. P. MacCorquodale, Mexican-American Women and Mathematics: Participation, Aspirations, and Achievement. W.L. Leap, Assumptions and Strategies Guiding Mathematics Problem-Solving Among Ute Indian Students. K.J. Travers, Opportunity to Learn Mathematics in Eighth Grade Classrooms in the United States: Some Findings from the Second International Mathematics Study. J.P. Mestre, The Role of Language Comprehension in Mathematics and Problem Solving. Linguistic Features of Mathematical Problem Solving: Insights and Application. G. Spanos, N. Rhodes, T.C. Dale, J. Crandall, R.P. Duran, Bilinguals' Logical Reasoning Aptitudes: A Construct Validity Study. D.E. Myers, A.M. Milne, Effects of Home and Primary Language on Mathematics Achievement: A Model and Results for Secondary Analyses. J. Suina, Epilogue: And Then I Went to School.

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