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Acquiring mathematics as a second language: A theoretical model to illustrate similarities in the acquisition of English as a second language and mathematics

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Title Acquiring mathematics as a second language: A theoretical model to illustrate similarities in the acquisition of English as a second language and mathematics
 
Creator Ledibane, Maureen Kaiser, Kotie van der Walt, Marthie
 
Subject Mathematics Education; Education; Mathematics Mathematical discourse; English as a second language (ESL) acquisition; comprehensible input; language processing and interaction; output; feedback
Description Mathematics has been defined by researchers as a ‘second or third language’ and, as a result, it should be taught as a second language. Results of the literature reviewed from the theories on the teaching of mathematics and English as a second language, as well as on mathematics learning and English as a second language acquisition, have resulted in the emergence of four themes, which are similar to the ones on the teaching and learning of both mathematics and English as a second language; these are: comprehensible input, language processing and interaction, output, and feedback. In this article, the themes are illustrated in a theoretical model and discussed to show how English as a second language and mathematics can be acquired simultaneously. (English as a second language in the South African context is referred to as English as a first additional language.)
 
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
 
Contributor North West University's Research Committee
Date 2018-10-29
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Literary analysis
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Identifier 10.4102/pythagoras.v39i1.347
 
Source Pythagoras; Vol 39, No 1 (2018); 12 pages 2223-7895 1012-2346
 
Language eng
 
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Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Maureen Ledibane, Kotie Kaiser, Marthie van der Walt https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0