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Melanese, Kathy; Chung, Luz; Forbes, Cheryl – Math Solutions, 2011
This new addition to Math Solutions "Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class series" offers a wealth of lessons and strategies for modifying grades 6-8 instruction. Section I presents an overview of teaching math to English learners: the research, the challenges, the linguistic demands of a math lesson, and specific strategies and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Grade 6
Joyner, Jeane M.; Muri, Mari – Math Solutions, 2011
What is formative assessment? Why do we do it and what do students gain? Formative assessment is not a one-time event. It is not the product or end result of a set of well-defined steps. Rather, formative assessment is a process identified in this resource as INFORMative assessment when it is a collection of strategies that engage teachers and…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Mathematics Achievement, Inferences