Indigenous languages and mathematics in elementary schools
2014 (English)In: Curriculum in focus: Research guided practice: Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia / [ed] Anderson, J; Cavanagh, M; Prescott, A, Sydney, Australia: MERGA , 2014, 207-214 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Indigenous languages are used for instruction in elementary schools in Papua New Guinea, but teachers have generally received their own education in English. The challenges of identifying terminology to use in mathematics include many-to-one correspondences between English and the vernacular languages, and different grammatical structures. Guidelines to assist teachers need contextualised examples. Teachers also need sufficient mathematical understanding themselves.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sydney, Australia: MERGA , 2014. 207-214 p.
mathematics, language, Cultural Mathematics, Professional Learning, Elementary Mathematics Education
Research subject didactics of mathematics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-108411OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-108411DiVA: diva2:852959
Curriculum in focus: Research guided practice: 37th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
ProjectsImproving the teaching of mathematics elementary schools by using local languages and cultural practices (Papua New Guinea) (AusAID)