ERIC Number: ED356651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul-1
Reference Count: 0
Language Orientation to Mathematics Teaching: A Materials Book.
Cuevas, Gilbert J.; And Others
This materials guide on mathematics instruction for limited-English-speaking students, contains sample instructional materials for teaching mathematical concepts and word problems, and sample lesson guides for lesson development. The emphasis is on adaptation of existing commercial and teacher-developed materials for use with this population. An introductory section discusses the relationship between language and mathematical activities, particularly in the context of the two approaches outlined here: (1) concept formation and application; and (2) use of word problems. Linguistic and mathematical considerations and procedures viewed as important in materials adaptation are outlined. The bulk of the document is devoted to guides for development of mathematics lessons integrating mathematics content and related English-as-a-Second-Language instruction. Content of the lessons focuses on relatively simple arithmetic and mathematical procedures. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Language Role, Limited English Speaking, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Second Languages, Student Evaluation, Word Problems (Mathematics)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Systems Management Associates, Inc.; Miami Univ., Coral Gables, FL.