Interesting reading! More in How US kids’ problems with fractions reveal the fascinating link between language and maths at https://digest.bps.org.uk/2017/09/27/how-us-kids-problems-with-fractions-reveal-the-fascinating-link-between-language-and-maths/
A good reading for teachers who are interested in content English in How to make math a key part of your ELL curriculum at https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/09/25/make-math-key-part-ell-curriculum/
Super interesting research findings in Bilingual People’s Brains Process Arithmetic in a Quirky Way, Study Shows at https://www.sciencealert.com/bilinguals-use-different-parts-of-their-brain-to-solve-arithmetic-in-each-language
Tell Your Math Teacher Colleagues: The bilingual brain calculates arithmetic differently depending on the language20/09/2017
Read about a fascinating study at https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-09-bilingual-brain-arithmetic-differently-language.html. Excerpt:
The study documents for the first time, with the help of brain activity measurements and imaging techniques, the demonstrable cognitive “extra effort” required for solving arithmetic tasks in the second language of instruction. The research results clearly show that calculatory processes are directly affected by language.
Researchers at Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreachpartnered with teachers to design a program they call Novel Engineering, which plays on the literary strengths of elementary school teachers to help them explore hands-on science-oriented activities in their classrooms. Teachers pick a book with tension in it to read, but stop halfway to ask students to generate a list of problems the character is facing. Then students split off into pairs to design, prototype, test and iterate on solutions to their chosen problem.
Find it in This free tool is a great choice for introducing students to a number line that you can customize to fit their needs at http://www.simplek12.com/math/use-interactive-number-line/
An example of how to do this in 21 Real World Math Lessons for High School Students at http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/05/21-real-world-math-lessons-for-high.html?m=1