Program helps students decipher the language of math

12/4/2009 | Wicked Local

A new program is helping students in kindergarten and first grade in a Massachusetts district understand the complex language of math, which can be similar to learning a foreign language, one educator said. Terms like "isosceles" can be troublesome for many students, including English-language learners. The program allows teachers to better assess student knowledge of math vocabulary and offers lessons that are aimed at helping students discover the intuitive nature of math without relying as much on formulas.

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