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Beyond computation : projects for ELL students

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dc.contributor.advisor Aitken, Nola
dc.contributor.author Porritt-Fletcher, Aubrey
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-11T19:23:06Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-11T19:23:06Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/3089
dc.description viii, 157 leaves : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm + 1 CD-ROM en_US
dc.description.abstract English language learners (ELL) often struggle to make real world connections in mathematical contexts. Using an action research model, combined with a project-based learning perspective, this study explores some of the strategies educators can employ to help ELL students understand mathematical concepts. This paper describes how five Grade 1 ELLs explored the concept of patterns in a cross-curricular fashion. The children were encouraged to investigate patterns from a mathematical, scientific, and artistic perspective. Included are digital photographs depicting student process and products. This documentation has made the learning visible to teachers, parents, and the children themselves. In honouring the ways in which children express their learning we value the contributions they make both in and outside of the classroom. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, c2010 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Project (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en_US
dc.subject Children of immigrants -- Education (Primary) en_US
dc.subject English language -- Study and teaching (Primary) -- Foreign speakers en_US
dc.subject Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Primary) en_US
dc.subject Project method in teaching en_US
dc.subject Reggio Emilia approach (Early childhood education) en_US
dc.subject Learning strategies -- Study and teaching -- Primary en_US
dc.title Beyond computation : projects for ELL students en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Education en_US


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