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.How, then, do bilingual learners like Cynthia interpret word problems? How do they work with word problems as part of doing mathematics? And how can teachers support bilingual learners who are learning the classroom language to engageanbsp;...

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


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