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ERIC Number: EJ792298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1049-5851
Marilyn Burns on the Language of Math
Instructor, v115 n7 p41-43 Apr 2006
Math can sometimes seem like a strange language from foreign land--one communicated in symbols, numbers, and geometric figures. When teachers talk about mathematical concepts, even familiar, garden variety words such as "parallel," "power," "even," "odd," "multiply," "difference," "product," "positive," and "negative" take on brand-new meanings. What's the best way for teachers to help students master this unique vocabulary? In 2000, after analyzing two decades of research on vocabulary instruction, the National Reading Panel concluded that there is no one best method for teaching vocabulary. Rather, teachers need to use a variety of methods for the best results, including intentional, explicit instruction of specific vocabulary words. This article presents an interview with Marilyn Burns, founder of Math Solutions Professional Development. In this interview, Burns talked about how teachers can effectively integrate math vocabulary into their lesson plans.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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