Acquiring the mathematics register in classrooms

Tamsin Meaney

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    Abstract

    This paper describes how a teacher in a high school classroom facilitated her students' acquisition and use of the specialist language of mathematics. Using ideas from second language acquisition, the teachers' strategies for language development are grouped into four stages. This paper suggests that for students to become fluent producers and interpreters of the mathematics register, there must be opportunities for them to use the language at all four stages.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)39-43
    Number of pages5
    JournalSet
    Volume3
    Issue number2006
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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    Meaney, T. (2006). Acquiring the mathematics register in classrooms. Set, 3(2006), 39-43.