
06606336
a
2016e.00534
Farsani, Danyal
Complementary functions of learning mathematics in complementary schools.
Halai, Anjum (ed.) et al., Teaching and learning mathematics in multilingual classrooms. Issues for policy, practice and teacher education. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers (ISBN 9789463002288/hbk; 9789463002271/pbk; 9789463002295/ebook). 227247 (2016).
2016
Rotterdam: Sense Publishers
EN
E40
C50
language of mathematics
bilingual students
doi:10.1007/9789463002295_15
Summary: Mathematics is believed by some to be a universal language that all human beings share. In this school of thought, mathematics has its own particular syntax, genre and ways of argumentation. For example it is commonly believed doing arithmetic is the same regardless of whether one is performing arithmetic in Chinese, Farsi or in English. However although the result is the same, the linguistic support that is behind the arithmetic process is not necessarily identical.