An English Language Learner can struggle with math, but with some planning, teachers can guide students to adopt the language they need to master math along with the rest of their class. Here are just a few tips that can help teachers when discussing math concepts with ELLs.
Do the children in your classroom know each other’s names? At winter break, are they still pointing to “that girl.” Doing activities in the early weeks of school that use the children’s own names will do wonders for building your classroom community. At the same time, you can be doing math—as well as literacy!