Multilingualism in Mathematics Classrooms

Multilingualism in Mathematics Classrooms

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Learning and teaching mathematics in multilingual, bilingual or second language settings can be challenging. This collection explores the complex issues that arise in multilingual mathematics classrooms in Europe, South Asia, North America and Australia. Each contribution draws on recent research to offer new insights into the relationship between language, learning and mathematics.... logical thinking set in English and a test of logical connectives, that is problems involving words like a#39;if ... thena#39;, a#39;either ... ora#39; and a#39;buta#39;. ... In line with Cummins ( 2000a, 2001), the third group consisted of students with a high score in one language only, which he called a#39;one dominanta#39;. Clarkson (1992, 2007; Clarkson aamp; Galbraith, 1992) then looked at the mathematics scores of the three groups of students.

Title:Multilingualism in Mathematics Classrooms
Author:Richard Barwell
Publisher:Multilingual Matters - 2009


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