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Teaching mathematics in an international class: Designing a path towards productive disposition

Abstract : How can we design a teaching environment for an international class of refugees seizing its natural variety to encourage a path towards productive disposition? The article discusses and evaluates a potential answer by sketching a multiply implemented teaching approach to algebraic expressions and their manipulation via figurate numbers. The intended goal of that approach is twofold: On the one hand challenging pupils’ beliefs of mathematics and its teaching, and on the other hand providing a suitable substantial learning environment for the introduction to elementary algebra. As multicultural classrooms, where the language of education differs from the learners’ mother tongue, ask for special, language-sensitive teaching approaches, this approach considers the linguistic accessibility and tends to serve as a catalyst for further linguistic and mathematical development.
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Marc Sauerwein. Teaching mathematics in an international class: Designing a path towards productive disposition. Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education, Utrecht University, Feb 2019, Utrecht, Netherlands. ⟨hal-02435388⟩

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