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ERIC Number: EJ796893
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0741-9325
Creating a Middle School Mathematics Curriculum for English-Language Learners
Freeman, Barbara; Crawford, Lindy
Remedial and Special Education, v29 n1 p9-19 2008
Hispanic English-language learners and other students learning English are failing in K-12 mathematics. The field has not responded with mathematics curricula designed for this population, especially at the middle grades. In response to this academic crisis, the Help with English Language Proficiency (HELP) Math program for middle school students was created. HELP Math is a Web-based supplemental curriculum composed of a series of rich interactive lessons that essentialize mathematical vocabulary and academic concepts so that students can better understand the content. As a vehicle for informing the field about designing mathematics curricula specifically for this population of students, the authors track the journey from conceptualization through research and implementation of this supplemental curriculum, with a particular focus on the key challenges and lessons learned. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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