This is a record of a presentation by staff of REL Northeast & Islands that describes research findings demonstrating the importance of language proficiency for math learning among ELs. Although many educators consider mathematics to be a universal language and assume that English learner students (ELs) can do well in math independent of language, research shows that the ability to understand math and reason mathematically is closely linked to language proficiency. This webinar presents current research findings that demonstrate the importance of language proficiency for math learning among ELs. Participants engage with visual representations and explore their use to support mathematical reasoning and communication for English learners. Presenters share strategies for promoting ELs' language access and production through the mathematical work of the classroom. Hosted by the English Language Learners Alliance.
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