Acquiring the Mathematics Register in te reo Mäori

Tamsin Meaney, Uenuku Fairhall, Tony Trinick

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    Abstract

    Acquiring the mathematics register is often assumed to occur when learning mathematics. However, when students learn in a second language and are taught by teachers who are also not teaching in their native language, this may not be a straight-forward process. This paper describes the strategies that teachers in a Mäori immersion school (kura kaupapa Mäori) used to scaffold and model the mathematics register. Although most strategies could be seen in many classrooms, there were some strategies that seemed to be related to the students and teachers using te reo Mäori as the language of instruction.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMERGA 30
    Subtitle of host publicationMathematics: Essential research, essential practice
    Place of PublicationAdelaide, SA
    PublisherMERGA Inc
    Pages493-502
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9781920846138
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference 2007 - Hobart, TAS, Australia
    Duration: 02 Jul 200706 Jul 2007

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    ConferenceMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference 2007
    CountryAustralia
    Period02/07/0706/07/07

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    Meaney, T., Fairhall, U., & Trinick, T. (2007). Acquiring the Mathematics Register in te reo Mäori. In MERGA 30: Mathematics: Essential research, essential practice (pp. 493-502). MERGA Inc.