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.

How Readability Factors Are Differentially Associated With Performance for Students of Different Backgrounds When Solving Mathematics Word Problems is from The American Educational Resource Journal.

Stem For ELS looks like a very useful site.

Supporting English Learners in Mathematics Classrooms is by Jana Echevarria.

Unlocking Learning II: Math as a Lever for English Learner Equity is a new report from West Ed. Ed Week also has a good summary.

Is math a universal language or a foreign language for ELLs? is from MultiBriefs via Judie Haynes.

Mathematical Language Routines is from Achieve The Core.

Focusing on the language skills of English Learners key to boosting math scores is from Ed Source.

ELLs Count on Language Support in Math is from ASCD.

Guest Post: “Speaking of Math: It’s time to talk in class”

Guest Post: “Support Reading, Support Mathematics Understanding”

Guest Post: Teaching Math To English Language Learners

Guest Post: Supporting ELLs In Math Instruction

Study shows approach can help English learners improve at math word problems is from The University of Kansas.

Guest Post: Quick tips for making ELL students comfortable in the Math Classroom

Guest Post: In Math, 2 is company and 3 is never a crowd

Guest Post: ELL Math Strategies

Change the way you teach STEM classes! is from WIDA.

6 Tips When Discussing Math with the English Language Learner is from The Early Math Collaborative.

Doing and Talking Math and Science is from WIDA.

Building mathematical discourse with English learners is from MultiBriefs.

EduGains offers good ELL teaching tips for math and literacy.

A colleague at our school who teaches math to Newcomers is very excited about Desmos.  Here’s what Dan Meyer, Dean of Research at Desmos, told me after I asked him for how other teachers have been using it with ELLs:

During this last awful year, we’ve been really happy to support educators outside of our original community of math teachers. With teachers of multilingual students, we see them taking advantage of student components like photo upload, sketch, and card sort, which allow students to express their thinking even while they’re developing their ability to describe it in writing. We also see teachers using some of our advanced features in some really novel ways. Like Jenna Davis here (who might be a useful source for you) who uses our “initialText” setting to add sentence frames to text input components, giving students a useful scaffold for their thinking.

Equitable Assessment has some useful ideas for ELL assessment in math.

California’s math framework matters to English learners. Here’s how we can get it right is from Ed Source. It includes a link to recommendations for how to design math materials in accessible ways, which could be applied to other subjects, too.

How to engage the emergent bilingual students in your math classroom is from Teach Learn Grow.

3 Strategies for Scaffolding Mathematical Discourse in Your Classroom is from ASCD.

How to structure academic math conversations to support English Learners is from MindShift.

4 Strategies to Help English Learners Master New Math Skills is from Edutopia.

Why Word Problems Are Such a Struggle for Students—And What Teachers Can Do is from Ed Week.

Adapting Math Word Problems for ELLs is from Edutopia.

Again, I hope that readers will contribute more!