ERIC Number: ED317086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Mathematics to Limited English Proficient Students. ERIC Digests.
Short, Deborah J.; Spanos, George
A mathematical problem is used to illustrate the difficulties non-native or limited-English-speaking students may encounter while attempting to solve mathematical problems in English. Simply knowing the language of instruction and the required math skills may not be sufficient for solving math problems. Cultural issues are present as well. It is suggested that instruction should be sensitive to both the cultural and linguistic needs of language minority students. Instruction that emphasizes language activities should be incorporated into content area lessons and curricula. This requires development in teacher training, curricula and materials, assessment, and cooperation between content and language educators. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.