The Problem with Math Is English: A Language-Focused Approach to Helping All Students Develop a Deeper Understanding of Mathematics

The Problem with Math Is English: A Language-Focused Approach to Helping All Students Develop a Deeper Understanding of Mathematics

by Concepcion Molina
     
 

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Teaching K-12 math becomes an easier task when everyone understands the language, symbolism, and representation of math concepts

Published in partnership with SEDL, The Problem with Math Is English illustrates how students often understand fundamental mathematical concepts at a superficial level. Written to inspire 'aha' moments, this book enables

Overview

Teaching K-12 math becomes an easier task when everyone understands the language, symbolism, and representation of math concepts

Published in partnership with SEDL, The Problem with Math Is English illustrates how students often understand fundamental mathematical concepts at a superficial level. Written to inspire 'aha' moments, this book enables teachers to help students identify and comprehend the nuances and true meaning of math concepts by exploring them through the lenses of language and symbolism, delving into such essential topics as multiplication, division, fractions, place value, proportional reasoning, graphs, slope, order of operations, and the distributive property.

  • Offers a new way to approach teaching math content in a way that will improve how all students, and especially English language learners, understand math
  • Emphasizes major attributes of conceptual understanding in mathematics, including simple yet deep definitions of key terms, connections among key topics, and insightful interpretation

This important new book fills a gap in math education by illustrating how a deeper knowledge of math concepts can be developed in all students through a focus on language and symbolism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118095706
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/04/2012
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
416,457
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Concepcion Molina, Ed.D., is a program associate with SEDL, a private, nonprofit education research, development, and dissemination corporation based in Austin, Texas. Dr. Molina supports systemic reform efforts in mathematics and works to assist state and intermediate education agencies in their efforts to improve instruction and student achievement.

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