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Teaching Mathematics to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

Teaching Mathematics to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
Author: Arthur V. Johnson
ISBN 13: 9780205468775
ISBN 10: 205468772
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2009-01-19
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
List Price: $42.60

Finally, a resource that guides teachers to create an engaging and effective mathematics environment that supports culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners, including English language learners.


Drawing on years of extensive research into working with CLD students along with personal experiences as a mathematics teacher and teacher supervisor, Arthur Johnson presents classroom teachers with the strategies, techniques, and practices proven to effectively help CLD learners thrive in mathematics classrooms. In this newest book, Johnson explains the important role mathematics plays for CLD learners, provides a foundation for understanding how cultural background affects learning, and offers classroom-tested strategies to help improve mathematics learning. He has filled his book with real teacher experiences, steps you might take to assist each student, examples of surveys, lesson plans, suitable projects, resources in Spanish, multicultural books, and much more to help teachers with CLD learners understand mathematics more effectively.


“[T]he thorough examples, the attention to multiculturalism, the just-right length... , and the suggestions for other resources (Web sources, books, topics, etc.)... this [book] has depth and breadth!”  –Katie Bell, Spanish kindergarten teacher, Central Elementary School, Longmont, CO


“This book is very timely in the face of... the diversity of our school systems. The emphasis on thoughtful mathematics instruction in English to support all learners is brilliant!”  –Adrean L. Rivers-Horan, fifth-grade ELA-S teacher,Remington Elementary School, Denver, CO


Arthur Johnson is a lifelong mathematics educator who has taught middle and high school as well as at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has written extensively about mathematics at all levels. Johnson is the author of Geometry, Guiding Children’s Learning of Mathematics, Math Matters: Understand the Math You Teach, and Teaching Today’s Mathematics in the Middle Grades.