id: 02340145
dt: j
an: 2002e.03805
au: Pluvinage, François
ti: Mathematics and language performance. (Mathématiques et maîtrise de la
langue.)
so: Repères IREM, No. 39, 115-126 (2000).
py: 2000
pu: Topiques Éditions, Nancy
la: FR
cc: C50
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ab: Literacy is considered one of the major goals of education. In this article
the author argues for the contribution of mathematics teaching in
general language achievement. Syntactical aspects as often not given
enough care to in language acquisition is naturally paid attention to
in mathematics classes when for example analysing typical calculation
mistakes. Organisation of reasoning, which is important for editing
one’s solutions of mathematical problems, might help to understand
the differences of argumentation and narration, the latter respecting
order of time. Furthermore, geometrical exercises ask for graphical as
well as theoretical analyses, which cannot be separated from verbal
expression. This gives way to connect different cognitive functions.
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