English Language and Math


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/


English Instruction and Math: A Good Combination


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/

Bilingual Brains and Math: Did You Know? Cognitive Science Study


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 language


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  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.

Catching Two Birds: Using Literature For Science and Math in English Lessons



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 the entire piece at https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2017/08/22/a-literacy-based-strategy-to-help-teachers-integrate-science-skills/

English Math Content Lesson Idea: Video


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/

Teaching Math in Context and Getting Learners College and Career Ready


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

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