id: 06643723
dt: a
an: 2016f.00325
au: Palmer, Pauline
ti: Exploring synergies between the teaching of mathematics and modern foreign
languages.
so: Adams, G. (ed.), Proceedings of the British Society for Research into
Learning Mathematics (BSRLM). Vol. 34, No. 3. Proceedings of the day
conference, University of Leicester, UK, November 8, 2014. London:
British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM). 55-60
(2014).
py: 2014
pu: London: British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM)
la: EN
cc: C50 E40
ut: educational research; mathematics and language; modern foreign language
teaching; synergies; preschool teacher education; talk; discussion
ci:
li: http://www.bsrlm.org.uk/IPs/ip34-3/BSRLM-IP-34-3-10.pdf
ab: Summary: This study considers whether the pedagogical strategies and
techniques conventionally used in modern foreign language (MFL) lessons
may be of value in developing mathematical understanding. It aims to
explore some of the potential synergies between mathematics and MFL
teaching and reports on an intervention with a group of students
following a mathematics specialism unit, as part of their BA in primary
education. The aim of the taught session described with the student
group, was to focus on learning mathematical concepts, related to
measurement and scaling, using Spanish as the language for teaching, in
order to answer the question: To what extent does the use of a
different language medium support the development of understanding of
mathematical concepts?
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