How do I enrich children’s learning of primary mathematics to bring the subject to life? This book inspires and supports you, the new and beginning teacher, to use talk-rich and open tasks that bring mathematics to life in your classroom. • Tried and loved practical tasks that engage and motivate • Supports you to create confident and resilient mathematicians in your classroom • Explores ways to engage children in mathematics across the primary curriculum • Focuses on understanding key mathematical concepts and the connections between them

Languages and Mathematics

Languages and Mathematics
Languages and Mathematics
Pauline Palmer Sarah Lister
In This Chapter

This chapter:

  • shows you how languages and mathematics can be taught together
  • includes key French vocabulary for mathematics teaching
  • includes tasks for exploring shapes and the vocabulary you need to do this
  • explores synergies in the learning and teaching of mathematics and languages.

There are significant similarities between teaching modern foreign languages and mathematics. Both subjects can provoke anxiety and result in negative attitudes, a lack of confidence and an unwillingness to ‘have a go’ for fear of being wrong. Our aim is to encourage learners to engage in collaborative activities that are fun and where it does not matter if mistakes are made, as everyone is learning together.

Mathematics is a language, in itself. It has its own ...

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