LANGUAGE OF MATHEMATICS GLOSSARY

A Mathematics Glossary With Multiple Representations:

A mathematics glossary was prepared to support students to use it as a resource and it reflects multiple representations of mathematical knowledge.

The glossary will assist children in practicing three aspects of mathematical language.

  • Recognizing-Identifying
  • Describing-Explaining
  • Defining-Arguing

 

LANGUAGE OF MATHEMATICS GLOSSARY

  • The cognitive process and language development of mathematical thinking are reciprocally supportive in the cognitive and social acquisition of mathematical knowledge. Language, beyond being a tool, can serve as a basic mechanism that ensures the possibility of the mathematical concept formation process (Radford, 2000).
  • The method of communicating with students by identifying vocabulary and mathematical terminology to facilitate mathematical understanding (Olkun & Toptaş, 2007) will support children in simultaneously learning mathematics and language.
  • For this purpose, our project teachers and researchers identified the words and phrases from daily language and the academic language of mathematics in the algebraic thinking patterns topic that are used by themselves and their students. These commonly used terms pertaining to the expression of mathematical concepts will be the Mathematics Dictionary With Multiple Representations at the end of te project.

 

The Words and Phrases From Daily Language and Academic Language of Mathematics in the Patterns Topic

Pattern

Desen

Sequence/Order

At this rate

Unit

Repeating unit

After

Subsequently

Multiples

This side

Odd number / Even number

Next

Symbol

Rule

What comes next?

Number

Shape

Before

After

Order

Color

Estimation

Multiples of three

Interval

Divided by three

Represent

Concretization

Extend

Coding

Continue

Multiplicative Property

Array

Match

How many?

Rhythm

Proximity

Distance

Match

Remainder

Added

Arranged in an order

Which place is it in?

Pacing off

Mathematization

 

Resources

Olkun, S. ve Topbaş, V.(2007). Resimli matematik terimleri sözlüğü. Ankara:Maya Akademi.

Radford, L.(2000).Signs and meanings in students’ emergent algebraic thinking:A semiotic analysis, Educational Studies in Mathematics42,237-268

Supporting Teachers Working With Refugee and Immigrant Children in Mathematics Education. 
The Project MIGRA-MATH (215K478) is Supported by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK).

 

ADDRESS

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