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MS in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education
This study explores the use of instructional strategies for vocabulary and language development in mathematics lessons. Strategies focused on the use of language during instruction and class discussions, for problem solving, as a communication tool to describe and explain mathematical thinking, and for the assessment of student learning. A 5-section binder system was used to organize and evaluate student work. Each section contained information and work for the mathematics unit pertaining to practice of previous skills, class work, homework, vocabulary, and learning reflections. The study produced evidence that targeted and intense language instruction in mathematics improved students' ability to think and communicate effectively in this subject area.
Verstringhe, Kimberly, "Teaching Vocabulary in Mathematics: the Language of Mathematical Thinking" (2008). Mathematical and Computing Sciences Masters. Paper 52.
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