Read Like a Mathematician
Strategies for Incorporating Literacy into Math Instruction
Goal of Teaching Mathematics
In Other Words....
~Many of the skills needed to be a successful Mathematician are the same skills needed to ready successfully. Therefore, it is only reasonable the two should be taught in conjunction.
How Are Reading and Math Similar? 5 Minutes
Carousel Brainstorming Activity : 10 Minutes
Activity: Carousel Brainstorming
There's 1 Key to Successful Readers and Mathematicians: Schema
Likewise, when students are introduced to new mathematical concepts, the same premise holds true. Students who have some foundation to build upon can make connections and create an understanding of the concepts more readily than students who lack background knowledge or schema to new information.
Teachers can help students in this area by providing them more opportunities to build schema to serve as a foundation to build new concepts as well as integrating these 7 Comprehension Strategies into their daily lessons.
The Importance of Teaching Vocabulary in Math: 10 Minutes
However, the vocabulary knowledge of students when they begin school varies dramatically from student to student and this disparity is a cause for concern since it has a significant impact on the academic success of students in all subject areas.
Basic reading comprehension depends of the reader's ability to decode the words in the text as well as have an understanding of the meaning of the words and strategies for determining the meaning of the unknown words and strategies for determining the meaning of the unknown words.
In content areas like mathematics, the task becomes especially difficult for the following reasons:
- Some of the words in math have different meanings than in everyday situations.
- For example, students who haven't had exposure to words feet and yard in the mathematical sense will struggle with multiple meanings slowing them down when processing math.
- When students are in the early stages of learning mathematical language, they will go through a double decoding process---once to decode the words as they are use to using them and then a second time to translate them into mathematical context.
Swap Meet/ Manage by Time: 10 Minutes
Strategies for Teaching Math Vocabulary: The Frayer Model ---10 Minutes
**Take 10 Minutes to explore elements of the Frayer Model and discuss with your table mates how you could incorporate this element of vocabulary instruction into your lessons.**
Digital Resources for Incorporating Literacy: 20 Minutes to Explore
Discovery Ed Math Techbook