Abstract / Synopsis
In this piece I propose a perspective shift, from a simplified view of mathematics story problems to a more academically rigorous perspective that integrates mathematical proficiency and language practices crucial for educating bilingual students. The data presented in this article provide a window into what preparing bilingual pre-service teachers to teach mathematics might involve. I discuss issues that arise in the context of preparing Spanish-English bilingual pre-service teachers in a way that can inform their practice in linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms.
Gladys Krause, "The Problem of Words: Learning to Teach Mathematics When Numbers and Languages Mix," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 12 Issue 1 (January 2022), pages 281-294. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.202201.23. Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol12/iss1/23