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Fostering Communication about Measuring Area in a Transitional Language Class

Wendy Bray, Juli Dixon, Marina Martinez 

October 2006, Volume 13, Issue 3, Page 132

Abstract:
A series of lessons focused on development of invented strategies for measuring areas of irregular polygons in a fourth grade transitional language class. Of focus are strategies that teachers can use to engage students with limited English proficiency (LEP) in communicating and justifying mathematical ideas.

Keywords:
English Language Learners (ELL)
Article
Grades 3-5
Conceptual Development
Communication
Connections / Applications
Area
Math Coordinator / Coach
Differentiated Instruction
Teacher
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Reasoning and Proof
Representation
Shapes