Department of Mathematics

Mathematics Education Colloquium Series

  •  M. Alejandra Sorto, Texas State University
  •  What matters for learners in linguistically diverse classrooms?
  •  01/25/2017
  •  3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  •  252 EH

In this talk, I will discuss which factors contribute to mathematics gains of learners in Texas middle schools including teacher education, mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT), mathematical quality of instruction (MQI), and quality of instruction in linguistically diverse classrooms. Teachers’ time spent in professional development activities and general quality of instruction had positive and significant effects for all learners, with much larger effect on learners that are English proficient. For students that are learning English as a second language, teachers’ practices affording their linguistic diversity had a positive and significant effect.



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Michigan State University
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