Teaching Mathematics to English Language Learners

Teaching Mathematics to English Language Learners

by Gladis Kersaint, Denisse R. Thompson, Mariana Petkova
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415957893

ISBN-13: 9780415957892

Pub. Date: 07/15/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Teaching Mathematics to English Language Learners provides simple and straightforward advice on how to teach mathematics to the English Language Learners in the classroom. 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…  See more details below

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Teaching Mathematics to English Language Learners provides simple and straightforward advice on how to teach mathematics to the English Language Learners in the classroom. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415957892
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/15/2008
Series:
Teaching English Language Learners Across the Curriculum Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

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Pt. 1 Your English Language Learner Tony Erben Erben, Tony 1

1.1 Orientation 3

1.2 The Process of English Language Learning and What to Expect 5

1.3 Deciding on the Best ESOL Program 13

1.4 Teaching for English Language Development 18

1.5 Not All ELLs are the Same 22

1.6 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy 27

1.7 Not All Parents are the Same: Home-School Communication 30

1.8 English Language Learners with Special Needs 33

Pt. 2 Influences on the Mathematical Attainment of English Language Learners 37

2.1 Overview: Influences on the Mathematical Attainment of English Language Learners 39

2.2 Providing an Equitable Mathematics Education to English Language Learners: Mathematics Education Standards 42

2.3 The Nature of Mathematics Language 46

2.4 Mathematics Teaching and Learning 53

2.5 Cultural Influences on Mathematics Learning and Engagement 60

2.6 Assessment Results, Practices, and Procedures 66

2.7 Recommendations for Improving the Mathematics Preparation of English Language Learners 72

Pt. 3 Best Practices to Support English Language Learners in the Mathematics Classroom 77

3.1 Overview: Classroom Environments that Support English Language Learners 79

3.2 Orchestrating Classroom Discourse to Support Mathematics Concept and Language Development 81

3.3 Strategies to Help English Language Learners Understand Mathematics Language 91

3.4 Emphasizing and Supporting Problem Solving 112

3.5 Assessing English Language Learners in Equitable Ways 121

3.6 Teaching Mathematics in Ways that are Culturally Responsive 130

3.7 Strategies for Mathematics Teachers Who Are Themselves English Language Learners139

Resources 146

Glossary 154

Notes 156

References 157

Index 167

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