Covering the key principles and concepts in the teaching and learning of mathematics in elementary schools, this text provides trainee and practicing teachers with a quick and easy reference to what they need to know for their course, and in the classroom. The entries are arranged alphabetically, and each contains a brief definition, followed by an explanation and discussion, practical examples, and annotated suggestions for further reading.

Language Difficulties in Mathematics

Language difficulties in mathematics


The particular language difficulties inherent in mathematics that are discussed in this entry relate to vocabulary, syntax, abstract and natural language, miscues in word problems, and the predominance of structure over content.

Explanation and Discussion

The importance of language in learning mathematics cannot be overstated. We ...

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