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ERIC Number: ED368188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Pages: 67
Abstractor: N/A
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Integrating English as a Second Language and Mathematics Instruction in the Elementary Grades.
Allen, Barbara
The issue of whether English second language (ESL) instruction and mathematics instruction can be effectively integrated with each other in the elementary grades is discussed, and it is suggested that contrary to popular belief, mathematics has great potential for second language development. It is noted that the input hypothesis of language learning supports integration of language and subject matter, because content classes provide children with meaningful and interesting language input. Certain conditions are seen as essential for effective integration of mathematics and ESL at the elementary level, including careful development of mathematical terminology and related language, an activity-centered approach to learning, and a classroom environment that fosters communication among students. Eight integrated mathematics/ESL activities for grades 1-4 are included. (Contains 39 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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