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Teaching Mathematics to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Arthur V. Johnson

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 17, 2009

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Finally, a resource that guides teachers in answering the challenge of how to create an engaging and effective mathematics environment that supports culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners, including English language learners.


Based on years of extensive research into working with CLD students along with personal experiences as a mathematics teacher and teacher supervisor, Arthur Johnson presents classroom teachers with the strategies, techniques, and practices proven to effectively help CLD learners thrive in mathematics. In his newest book, Teaching Mathematics to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners,  Johnson explains the important role mathematics has for CLD learners and provides a foundation for understanding the challenges these students face (including how cultural background affects CLD learners), and those classroom-tested strategies that help them learn mathematics. He has filled his book with real teacher experiences and steps you might take to help each student, examples of surveys, lesson plans, suitable projects, resources in Spanish, multicultural books, and much more to effectively help teachers with CLD learners to learn and understand mathematics to be more than just numbers.





Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Chapter 1        Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners                                    xx

                        Growing Diversity in American Student Population

                        The Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Student in mathematics

                        Levels of English Language acquisition                    

Chapter 2        Teaching CLD Students                                                                     xx

                        The Teacher Makes a Difference

                        Attitude Matters

                        Knowledge of CLD learners and Their Culture

                        Classroom Communication

                        Teaching Strategies and English Acquisition Levels

Chapter 3        Organizing for Instruction and Assessment                                       xx

                        The Student as Learner

                        Organizing for Instruction

                        Mathematics Texts and Materials

                        Planning a Lesson for CLD Students



Chapter 4        The Language of Mathematics                                                           xx

                        The Vocabulary of Mathematics

                        The Symbolic Language of Mathematics and CLD Learners

Alternative Algorithms

Chapter 5        Multiculturalism in the Mathematics Classroom                                 xx

Multiculturalism Matters


                        Multicultural Topics in Mathematics                                                   

Appendix                                                                                                                     xx

Lesson Plans and Materials for CLD Students

Resources in Spanish

Resources for Teaching Mathematics to African-American Learners

Multicultural Web Sites

Interactive Mathematics Sites

Multicultural Books with a Mathematics Theme

Spanish Language Books with a Mathematics Theme

A Bookshelf for Teaching Math to CLD Learners

Blackline Masters


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