Teaching Mathematics to English Language Learners

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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.
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Meet the Author

Gladis Kersaint is Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of South Florida.

Denisse R. Thompson is Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of South Florida.

Mariana Petkova is a doctoral student in Mathematics Education at the University of South Florida and a high school mathematics teacher in Hillsborough County.

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Table of Contents

@contents:Part One: Your English Language Learner

1.1 Orientation

1.2 The Process of English Language Learning and What to Expect

1.3 Deciding on the Best ESOL Program

1.4 Teaching for English Language Development

1.5 Not All ELLs are the Same

1.6 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

1.7 Not All Parents are the Same: Home/School Communication

1.8 English language Learners with Special Needs

Part Two: Influences on the Mathematical Attainment of

English Language Learners

2.1 Section Overview: Influences on the Mathematical Attainment

of English Language Learners

2.2Providing an Equitable Mathematics Education to English

Language Learners: Mathematics Education Standards

2.3 The Nature of Mathematics Language

2.4 Mathematics Teaching and Learning

2.5 Cultural Influences on Mathematics Learning and Engagement

2.6 Assessment Results, Practices, and Procedures

2.7 Recommendations for Improving the Mathematics Preparation of

English Language Learners

Part Three: Best practices to Support English Language Learners

in the Mathematics Classroom

3.1 Section Overview: Classroom Environments that Support English Language Learners

3.2 Orchestrate Classroom Discourse to Support Mathematics Concept and Language Development

3.3 Use Strategies to Help English Language Learners Understand Mathematics

3.4 Emphasize and Support Problem Solving

3.5 Assessing English Language Learners in Equitable Ways

3.6 Teaching Mathematics in Ways that are Culturally Responsive

3.7 Strategies for Mathematics Teachers Who Are Themselves English Language Learners

Part Four: Resources for Teachers

4.1 Glossary

4.2 Internet Resources for Teachers

4.3 Print Resources

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