Placing an emphasis on mathematical language as a key to unlocking mathematical understanding

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Abstract

Understanding is one of the four key ideas in the Australian Mathematics Curriculum and arguably the pivot on which mathematics depends. This review describes a selection of language strategies that can be used in mathematics classrooms to enhance children’s understanding of mathematical concepts.
The paper argues that enhancing understanding through a focus on language is crucial to aiding students to build a solid foundation of mathematical ideas.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-13
Number of pages10
JournalAustralian Journal of Middle Schooling
Volume19
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019

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