Integrating Math in the ESOL Curriculum. MATH FOR ALL. This Curriculum is dedicated to Gail Macdonald. A dear friend and colleague whose passion and commitment to education helped many adults of Boston in English, Mathematics and beyond. She will be greatly missed. Program Mission Statement.
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MATH FOR ALL
A dear friend and colleague whose passion and commitment to education helped many adults of Boston in English, Mathematics and beyond.
She will be greatly missed.
The mission of the Boston Public Schools’ Department of Adult Education is to provide a variety of high quality educational services to BPS parents, children, employees, and Boston residents to develop their educational status, political status, economic status and lives.
Algebra by Grade 8
Problem Solving Skills
English Language Learners acquire academic language mastery and fluency
BICS - Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills
Typically takes 1 – 3 years to develop.
CALPS – Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency Skills
Typically takes 5-7 years to develop.
*research done on children;
very little on adults
Observations from teachers at the Family Literacy Program and feedback from students have shown:
1. Students are not equipped to further their education due to gaps in their math vocabulary and concepts in English.
Math concepts are universal.
The language of Math is not.
The concept to lack of ability to transfer skills2 + 2 = 4 is universal.
The English expression two plus two equals four is not.
$32,400 to lack of ability to transfer skills United States and Canada
$32.400 Much of the world
Written numbers to lack of ability to transfer skills
Colleen had $697 in the bank. She purchased a new stereo system for $368. How much does she have left in the bank?
Share cross-culturally that there are many ways to arrive at the solution
Research has shown that both Math and English can be learned simultaneously when learning focuses on math demands that adults face as parents, workers, and members of the community.
Where else is math in the ESOL curriculum?
Where else is math in every day life?
A formalized, progressive math curriculum will:
The Curriculum will be Cumulative.
ex: # of students from each country
*** Each math lesson can be connected to and is within the context of language instruction. ***