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Teaching Math for Emergent Bilinguals: Building on Culture, Language, and Identity

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Ji-Yeong I, Iowa State University

Ricardo Martinez, Iowa State University 

Copyright Year: 2020

Publisher: Iowa State University

Language: English

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Reviewed by Shoshannah Hernandez, Assistant Professor, Huntington University on 5/19/22

This book covers the overlap that exists in teaching mathematics and teaching emergent bilinguals. It addresses a lot of practical needs of teachers and the major theoretical concepts of teaching multilingual learners without getting bogged down... read more

Reviewed by WenJuan Mo, Instructor, West Virginia University on 5/2/22

The Authors develop the content in a logical order. They start with the definition of ELLs and their current situations in math class. Then they provide some strategies on how to teach math to those students. They close by connecting learned... read more

Reviewed by Madhavi Vishnubhotla, Instructor, Virginia Tech on 4/5/22

This book is for mathematics teachers, teacher educators, and others working with K-12 students from different cultures and languages. The authors provide definitions of various terms relevant to English Language learners and mathematics learning,... read more

Reviewed by JD Procter, Assistant Professor Bilingual Education/TESOL, Eastern New Mexico University on 3/27/22

Authors provide a clear outline of comprehensive topics related to language learning and mathematics. There are clear justifications for why specific terminology is relevant. In addition, there is extensive coverage of terms relevant to... read more

Reviewed by Tatiana Sildus, Professor, Pittsburg State University on 11/1/21

The book is intended for pre-service and in-service teachers of Mathematics, as well as others working with K-12 students with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. The text provides theoretical foundations and looks at several practical... read more

Table of Contents

1. Emergent Bilinguals in Math Class2. Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy for/with Emergent Bilinguals3. EB-focused Strategies and Challenging Tasks4. Power & Participation of Mathematical Discussion5. Translanguaging & Word Problems6. Connecting Learned Mathematics to Emergent Bilingual Families and Community

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  • About the Book

    This book is designed for pre-service/in-service teachers and others who will work or work with K–12 students who have linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds, especially students of other languages (English language learners/Emergent bilingual/multilingual). The core concept of this course is helping teachers understand the needs of various Emergent Bilinguals (a.k.a. English language learners (ELLs)/English Learners (ELs), learn to use their language and culture as a resource in mathematics classrooms and implement research-based instructional strategies that are effective to teach mathematics for Emergent Bilinguals.

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    Ji-Yeong I, Iowa State University 

    Ricardo Martinez, Iowa State University 

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