Event Title

Comprehending Mathematics: Improving Students' Math Language

Graduation Year

2014

Location

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

11-4-2014 6:00 PM

End Date

11-4-2014 7:00 PM

Description

High school mathematics teachers tend to focus on teaching computations rather than focus on mathematical vocabulary development. Using strategies that allow students to increase their communication of mathematics has been shown to help students develop mathematical vocabulary while also strengthening their computational abilities. In this qualitative self-study of student teaching, I explored how to implement certain instructional strategies to enhance students’ vocabulary acquisition. Based on lesson plans, field notes, pretests, posttests, and student work, I found giving students opportunities to communicate using the math language and through various means helped to improve student knowledge of mathematical vocabulary.

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Comprehending Mathematics: Improving Students' Math Language

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

High school mathematics teachers tend to focus on teaching computations rather than focus on mathematical vocabulary development. Using strategies that allow students to increase their communication of mathematics has been shown to help students develop mathematical vocabulary while also strengthening their computational abilities. In this qualitative self-study of student teaching, I explored how to implement certain instructional strategies to enhance students’ vocabulary acquisition. Based on lesson plans, field notes, pretests, posttests, and student work, I found giving students opportunities to communicate using the math language and through various means helped to improve student knowledge of mathematical vocabulary.