Reading Counts: Expanding the Role of Reading in Mathematics Classrooms

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Reading Counts: Expanding The Role Of Reading In Mathematics Classrooms comprehensively considers how reading can support inquiry-oriented mathematics instruction in the classroom. Raffaella Borasi and Marjorie Siegel drew upon findings of a collaborative action research project to offer three perspectives on reading, each of which highlights a different way that reading can enhance the learning of mathematics. Detailed narratives of classroom experiences aptly illustrate each of these three perspectives, showing the range of texts, strategies, and reading practices teachers can utilize to enrich their student's understanding of mathematical concepts. Reading Counts is a highly recommended addition to Teacher Education reference libraries and invaluable text for classroom teachers of mathematics at all grade levels.
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Frameworks for Rethinking Reading in Mathematics Instruction 14
3 Research and Instructional Settings 37
4 The Potential of Reading Rich Mathematical Texts Generatively: A Transactional Perspective 63
5 Reading Practice in an Inquiry-Oriented Mathematics Classroom: A Social Practice Perspective 111
6 The Role of Reading in Mathematics Inquiry Cycles: A Functional Perspective 144
7 Conclusion 182
Appendix: Research Questions and Data Analysis Procedures 195
References 213
Index 222
About the Authors 228
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