Literacy in mathematics
Successful students in mathematics need to demonstrate a variety of literacy skills in order to develop and convey their knowledge, skills and understandings of mathematics. The following provides a range of practical ways of addressing the literacy learning needs of students in mathematics.
|Newman's prompts |
1. Reading the problem
|Addressing reading |
Some strategies to address reading in the mathematics classroom.
|Addressing comprehension |
Some strategies to address comprehension in the mathematics classroom.
|Addressing transformation |
Some strategies to address transformation in the mathematics classroom.
|Teaching literacy in mathematics in Year 7 |
This book highlights the explicit and systematic teaching of the literacy demands of mathematics so that the teaching of content is not impeded by students' lack of ability to read and write appropriately or to use mathematical language. It includes: