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The literature on bilingual and multilingual learners and mathematics education includes descriiptions of challenges for teachers, learners, and learners’ communities. What are those challenges?
Describe two perspectives on how natural language shapes mathematics learning and then compare how they address the challenges you described in item #1 above. Cite relevant literature.
Overarching theme: 1) descriiption of challenges for teachers, bilingual/ multilingual learners and learners’ communities in mathematics education
The connection of mathematics teaching and learning highlighted in education research with language and linguistic diversity.
outline the interconnection of language in mathematics ( common core/ NCTM….etc )
Define language diversity and situate bilingual, multilingual, labeling
Identify deficit views of language acquisition, and language use in mathematics educationn affecting learners and learner communities and educators
Challenges that emergent language learners face in mathematics learning and teaching
Challenges that educators face in relation to the issues highlighted above ( some of these challenges might be discovering, analyzing, p[roviding guidance for students to tackle those challenges and opening up spaces that allow students to bring in their entire linguistic repertoire to creating and negotiating meaning.
2) identify and expand on two perspectives of how natural language shapes mathematics learning and situate it within the challenges described above.
Perspective one of natural language and mathematics learning ( Perspective 1: psycholinguistic views of language in mathematics)
Perspective two of natural language and mathematics learning ( socio cultural and sociolinguistic view of language in mathematics)
Connect both those perspectives of language and their implications in addressing challenges facing the emergent language learners community (micro and macro)