Scaffolding early Indigenous learners into the language of Mathematics

Robyn JORGENSEN, Huma Kanwal

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Abstract

This paper derives from a large project that explores successful practices in the teaching of mathematics in remote and very remote Indigenous communities in Australia. The focus of this paper is from one case study where the community speaks a shared language – Kriol - across a large region while also trying to preserve its own languages. The school has adopted a number of strategic practices to help young learners gain access to mathematics through both the language and concepts of mathematics. As students progress through the school, scaffolds are removed and the induction into Standard Australian English is facilitated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Eighth Mathematics Education and Society Conference
EditorsSwapna Mukhopadhyay, Brian Greer
Place of PublicationPortland
PublisherMathematics Education and Society
Pages670-681
Number of pages12
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventThe Eighth Mathematics Education and Society Conference - Portland, Portland, United States
Duration: 21 Jun 2015 → …

Conference

ConferenceThe Eighth Mathematics Education and Society Conference
CountryUnited States
CityPortland
Period21/06/15 → …

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JORGENSEN, R., & Kanwal, H. (2015). Scaffolding early Indigenous learners into the language of Mathematics. In S. Mukhopadhyay, & B. Greer (Eds.), Proceedings of the Eighth Mathematics Education and Society Conference (Vol. 3, pp. 670-681). Portland: Mathematics Education and Society.