Improve your Math materials & instruction for ELs with our free, comprehensive tool. The Math Guidelines are divided into five Areas of Focus:
I: Interdependence of Mathematical Content, Practices, and Language II: Scaffolding and Supports for Simultaneous Development III: Mathematical Rigor Through Language IV: Leveraging Students' Assets V: Assessment of Mathematical Content, Practices, and Language
Materials present opportunities for students to use language at different stages within a unit, such as speculating or predicting about a new topic, exploring and reflecting during an experience, presenting afterwards, etc.
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