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ERIC Number: ED563960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 124
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3036-0118-7
"Menos y menos da Mas": Using Spanish as the Language of Instruction with English Learners in Algebra 1
Diaz, Marco Antonio
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles
This study examines the use of Spanish as the language of instruction with Spanish dominant EL students in a 9th grade Algebra 1 classroom. The study documents conceptions of mathematical symbols at the start and at the end of the academic year of two groups of students; one receiving primary language instruction and another receiving sheltered English instruction. Students receiving primary language instruction demonstrated a considerable amount of prior knowledge about the equal sign and basic conceptions of variable at the start of the study and were found to have a nuanced understanding of variable and showed greater growth in their understandings of the minus sign than did the students receiving sheltered English instruction. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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