Mathematics Education Consultant
Maths Master Class, NSW
|Mathematical English: Understanding language difficulties so students can think like mathematicians|
|Our students know and learn English - the language of instruction for our maths lessons. So, do our students know and understand the language of maths automatically? No!
Mathematical English is surprisingly complex and can be confusing for mathematics learners, even if their first language is English. In this workshop you will examine a variety of confusing aspects of Mathematical English that you may not have ever noticed as a fluent speaker of Mathematical English yourself.
You will return to your classroom with a more critical eye for identifying confusing language in mathematics, so that you can proactively address these issues before they become barriers to your students’ success in mathematics.