Multilingualism in Mathematics Classrooms

Multilingualism in Mathematics Classrooms

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Learning and teaching mathematics in multilingual, bilingual or second language settings can be challenging. This collection explores the complex issues that arise in multilingual mathematics classrooms in Europe, South Asia, North America and Australia. Each contribution draws on recent research to offer new insights into the relationship between language, learning and mathematics.It is likely that most mathematics classrooms in most parts of the world are multilingual in the sense used in this book; multilingualism is fast becoming the norm, ... discussion of aspects of the genre of mathematical word problems; a€c discussion of studentsa#39; interpretations of the scale on a graph; a€c feedback on studentsa#39; ... Similarly, language policy could be dissected by a group of teachers or even students.

Title:Multilingualism in Mathematics Classrooms
Author:Richard Barwell
Publisher:Multilingual Matters - 2009


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