New EDC Resource Helps Teachers Ensure English Learners Excel in Mathematics

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An EDC team has launched a free website that offers middle school mathematics teachers proven strategies to promote English learners’ mathematics proficiency. The website, Mathematical Thinking: Supports for English Language Learners, draws upon findings from a five-year research and development project, Fostering Mathematics Success in English Language Learners, led by Mark Driscoll (at left) and Dan Heck of Horizon Research, Inc. and funded by the National Science Foundation. “We are excited to provide teachers with this new online hub of tools and instructional strategies and we will continue to upgrade and expand the website,” Driscoll said. Right now, the website offers 14 mathematics tasks and related language tools including warm-ups, sentence starters and frames, word charts, and Spanish translations. Teachers can download or print all 14 tasks and related resources. Learn more about this work:

Last Updated: February 2015