
06638815
a
2016f.00321
Czarnocha, Bronislaw
Algebra/English as a second language (ESL) teaching experiment.
Czarnocha, Bronislaw (ed.) et al., The creative enterprise of mathematics teaching research. Elements of methodology and practice  from teachers to teachers. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers (ISBN 9789463005487/hbk; 9789463005470/pbk; 9789463005494/ebook). 455473 (2016).
2016
Rotterdam: Sense Publishers
EN
C50
E40
D20
secondlanguage learners
algebraic language
mathematical thinking
zone of proximal development
teaching experiment
doi:10.1007/9789463005494_34
Summary: A teaching experiment in correlating the instruction of courses in Elementary Algebra and Intermediate ESL is described whose results suggest a measurable transfer of thought organization from algebraic thinking into written natural English. It is shown that a proper context to situate this new effect is (1) the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) of L. Vygotsky and (2) a new concept of the ``Relative ZPD'' characterizing the relationship between the ZPD of arithmetic/algebra and ZPD of native/foreign language.