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Winsor, Matthew S. – Mathematics Teacher, 2007
In this article, the author describes how he created an approach that he terms "Mathematics as a Second Language" (MSL) for teaching ELL students mathematics. The main components of MSL are vocabulary activities, journals, group work, and projects. He used MSL to teach prealgebra to ELL students, as well as to native English speakers, for two…
Descriptors: Action Research, Mathematics Instruction, Limited English Speaking, English (Second Language)
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Pfannkuch, Maxine; Regan, Matt; Wild, Chris; Horton, Nicholas J. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2010
Language and the telling of data stories have fundamental roles in advancing the GAISE agenda of shifting the emphasis in statistics education from the operation of sets of procedures towards conceptual understanding and communication. In this paper we discuss some of the major issues surrounding story telling in statistics, challenge current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Schemata (Cognition), Statistics, Mathematics Instruction
Hayden, Dunstan; Cuevas, Gilberto – 1990
The pre-algebra lexicon is a set of classroom exercises designed to teach the technical words and phrases of pre-algebra mathematics, and includes the terms most commonly found in related mathematics courses. The lexicon has three parts, each with its own introduction. The first introduces vocabulary items in three groups forming a learning…
Descriptors: Algebra, Comparative Analysis, Diagnostic Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cave, Linda – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 1997
Presents facts about a super-jumbo jet and poses 11 questions on different subjects, including estimation and comparison, concerning the super-jumbo jet. Gives hints and solutions for the answers to those questions. (ASK)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Comparative Analysis, Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education