Indigenous languages are used for instruction in elementary schools in Papua New Guinea, but teachers have generally received their own education in English. The challenges of identifying terminology to use in mathematics include many-to-one correspondences between English and the vernacular languages, and different grammatical structures. Guidelines to assist teachers need contextualised examples. Teachers also need sufficient mathematical understanding themselves.
|Title of host publication||Curriculum in focus|
|Subtitle of host publication||Research guides practice (Proceedings of the 37 the annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia|
|Editors||J. Anderson, M. Cavanagh, A. Prescot|
|Publisher||Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||Annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of|
Australasia - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 29 Jun 2014 → 5 Jul 2014
Conference number: 37th
|Conference||Annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of|
|Period||29/06/14 → 5/07/14|
Edmonds-Wathen, C., Sakopa, P., Owens, K., & Bino, V. (2014). Indigenous Languages and Mathematics in Elementary Schools. In J. Anderson, M. Cavanagh, & A. Prescot (Eds.), Curriculum in focus: Research guides practice (Proceedings of the 37 the annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (pp. 207-217). Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.