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Multilingualism in mathematics classrooms : global perspectives

Author: Richard Barwell
Publisher: Bristol ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, 2009.
Series: Bilingual education and bilingualism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Learning and teaching mathematics in multilingual, bilingual or second language settings can be challenging. This book explores the issues that arise in multilingual mathematics classrooms in Europe,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Barwell
ISBN: 9781847692054 1847692052 9781847692047 1847692044 9781847692061 1847692060
OCLC Number: 406118666
Description: xii, 186 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Multilingualism in mathematics classrooms: an introductory discussion / Richard Barwell --
Mapping the mathematical landscapes / Frank Monaghan --
Somali mathematics terminology: a community exploration of mathematics and culture / Susan Staats --
Politics and practice of learning mathematics in multilingual classrooms: lessons from Pakistan / Anjum Halai --
Mathematical word problems and bilingual learners in England / Richard Barwell --
How language and graphs support conversation in a bilingual mathematics classroom / Judit Moschkovich --
Reflections on a medium of instruction policy for mathematics in Malta / Marie Therese Farrugia --
Bilingual mathematics classrooms in Wales / Dylan V. Jones --
Bilingual Latino students, writing, and mathematics: a case study of successful teaching and learning / Kathryn B. Chval and Lena Licón Khisty --
Mathematics teaching in Australian multilingual classrooms: developing an approach to the use of classroom languages / Philip C. Clarkson --
Summing up: teaching and learning mathematics in a multilingual world / Richard Barwell.
Series Title: Bilingual education and bilingualism.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Barwell.

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