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ERIC Number: EJ1085770
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: EISSN-2151-2612
Public Stories of Mathematics Educators: Challenges and Affordances of Learning Mathematics in a Second Language
Truxaw, Mary P.; Rojas, Eliana D.
Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, v7 n2 p21-30 Dec 2014
In this public story, we explore challenges and affordances of learning mathematics when the learner's primary language is not the primary language of instruction. We, the authors, are Mary Truxaw, a predominantly monolingual (English, with limited Spanish) mathematics educator and Eliana Rojas, a bilingual (Spanish and English) bilingual/multicultural educator with expertise in mathematics education. We tell this story predominantly as a first-person narrative from Mary's point of view; however, cogenerative dialogue (Tobin & Roth, 2005) between us informs the story throughout.
Journal of Urban Mathematics Education. Georgia State University, College of Education and Human Development, MSE, 30 Pryor Street Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30303. Tel: 404-413-8409; Fax: 404-413-8063; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Guatemala