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ERIC Number: ED391390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Teaching Math and Science to Language Minority Children: Implications for Teachers.
Suleiman, Mahmoud F.; Moore, Rock
Factors influencing the learning of mathematics in the linguistically diverse classroom are examined, drawing on the literature of mathematics and science instruction and of multicultural education. Teachers are encouraged to be aware that several linguistic, cultural, and cognitive factors affect the learner's academic performance, and to use linguistically and culturally sensitive instructional methods and activities to ensure success in math. First, a rationale for multicultural math instruction is presented, and then the relationship between language and math is examined in terms of the specific needs of limited-English-proficient students. Finally, some pedagogical implications and recommendations for classroom activities are offered. The latter include word problems that encourage repetitive language use, concrete and sensory experiences, cooperative activities that encourage interpersonal contact and problem-solving, writing and rewriting math problems, and songs and rhymes. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A