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The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners


Ways To Teach Common Core Math To ELLs is the title of one of my latest Education Week Teacher columns.

I’m hearing that many math teachers, at least in the secondary level, are finding it very challenging to teach Common Core math to English Language Learners.

I thought I’d start bringing together some potentially useful resources, and hope readers will contribute more.

In addition, I’d love to interview teachers who are having success teaching Common Core math to ELLs, so please leave a comment if you’d be open to talking with me. Please leave a comment if you’re open to talking.

Before I share resources specifically related to Common Core math, here are some math-related “Best” lists I’ve previously posted:

The Best Math Websites For English Language Learners
The Best Science & Math Sites — 2008

The Best Science & Math Sites — 2009
The Best MATH Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress

You might also be interested in this article: Is math a universal language or a foreign language for ELLs? from MultiBriefs.

And then there’s The Best Resources For Learning About Common Core Standards & English Language Learners.

Okay, now here are some Common Core-connected math resources:

Common-Core Math Standards Put New Focus on English-Learners is an important article from Education Week.

Diane Staehr Fenner has put together an excellent post, Resources for Teaching the CCSS in Mathematics to ELLs.

Laura Stevens has also compiled a very useful list.

Check out the resources at Understanding Language at Stanford.

Common Core Math for English Language Learners

Teaching English learners language of math is from Ed Source.

Cutting to the Common Core: Mathematically Speaking is from Language Magazine.

Making Word Problems Less Problematic is from TESOL.

The Language of Math Instruction

Created by MIND Research Institute.

English Language Learners Infographic

6 Tips When Discussing Math with the English Language Learner offers some good advice.

What Is It Like to Learn Math In a Different Language? is from the Mind Research Institute.

Help ELL Math Students Discover the Universal Language – Part 1 is from SAS.

Again, I hope that readers will contribute more!

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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