Building mathematical discourse with English learners
from By Erick Herrmann
From May 30:
Learning mathematics is a critical skill in the 21st century. Mathematics builds critical skills, such as problem solving and applying logic. While some claim that mathematics might be an easier subject area for English learners due to the nature of the subject, this is clearly not the case as mathematics requires a significant amount of language. The purpose of mathematical discourse is to deepen understanding of mathematical concepts. Teachers can facilitate mathematical discourse in their classrooms for English learners in a variety of ways.
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