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Indigenous Languages and Mathematics in Elementary Schools

Edmonds-Wathen, Cris, Sakopa, Priscilla, Owens, Kay and Bino, Vagi (2014). Indigenous Languages and Mathematics in Elementary Schools<br />. In: Anderson, J., Cavanagh, M. and Prescot, A. 37th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Sydney, 29 June - 5July 2014.

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Author Edmonds-Wathen, Cris
Sakopa, Priscilla
Owens, Kay
Bino, Vagi
Title Indigenous Languages and Mathematics in Elementary Schools
Conference Name 37th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Conference Location Sydney
Conference Dates 29 June - 5July 2014
Conference Publication Title Curriculum in focus: Research guides practice (Proceedings of the 37 the annual conference of the Mathematics Education Researach Group f Australasia
Editor Anderson, J.
Cavanagh, M.
Prescot, A.
Place of Publication Sydney
Publisher MERGA
Publication Year 2014
Start Page 207
End Page 217
Total Pages 8
Abstract Indigenous languages are used for instruction in elementary schools in Papua New Guinea, but teachers have generally received their own education in English. The challenges of identifying terminology to use in mathematics include many-to-one correspondences between English and the vernacular languages, and different grammatical structures. Guidelines to assist teachers need contextualised examples. Teachers also need sufficient mathematical understanding themselves.
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