# English Learners in the Mathematics Classroom

- Debra Coggins - Professional Development Leader

Foreword by Miriam A. Leiva

*Research-based strategies to reach English learners – now aligned with the Common Core!
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Instead of just watching your English learners struggle, ensure that they develop high-level math skills and gain greater fluency in English. Debra Coggins’ bestselling book has helped many teachers achieve these intertwined goals by offering strategies that support mathematics learning along with language acquisition for English Learners. Now in its second edition,

*English Learners in the Mathematics Classroom*addresses Common Core requirements, enabling your students to build 21st century skills that will serve them well into the future.

Through this trusted resource, you’ll develop specialized teaching strategies that can be adapted across grade levels for students at all stages of English language acquisition. You’ll discover

- Mathematics lesson scenarios in every chapter, directly connected to the Common Core Standards and the Standards for Mathematical Practice
- Instructional approaches that promote participation, hands-on learning, and true comprehension of mathematics concepts that benefit all students
- Sample lessons, visuals, and essential vocabulary that connect mathematical concepts with language development

Whether you are rediscovering this book or picking it up for the first time, you’ll find standards-based strategies that will enable your English learners to enjoy and master mathematics.

*“The ideas and strategies in this book, supported by research and field experiences, will benefit ALL students because they are addressing learning challenges that are common for many learners."*

Trudy Mitchell, Middle School Math Consultant

San Diego, CA

*"This is by far the best book on designing mathematics instruction for English learners. The short but thorough research reviewed in each chapter gives background for why the teaching tips are so important in developing mathematically literate students."*

Dan Battey, Associate Professor

Rutgers University

Talk-to-Learn During Mathematics Lessons |

Rationale From Research |

Mathematics Teaching Example: Sorting Shapes (Geometric Attributes) |

Discussion of the Mathematics Teaching Example |

Teaching Tips |

Discussion of Conversational Language |

Conversational Language Research |

Rationale From Research |

Mathematics Teaching Example: Number Riddles (Addition and Subtraction Word Problems) |

Discussion of the Mathematics Teaching Example |

Teaching Tips |

Discussion of Academic Language Development |

Academic Language Research |

Discussion and Project Questions |

Rationale From Research |

Mathematics Teaching Example: Table Arrangement Problem |

Discussion of the Mathematics Teaching Example |

Teaching Tips |

Discussion of Scaffolding in Mathematics |

Scaffolding Research |

Discussion and Project Questions |

Rationale From Research |

Mathematics Teaching Example: District Benchmark (Multiply By a Fraction) |

Discussion of Mathematics Teaching Example |

Teaching Tips |

Discussion of Concrete Materials in Mathematics |

Concrete Materials Research |

Discussion and Project Questions |

Rationale From Research |

Mathematics Teaching Example: How Many Chairs? (Two-Digit Multiplication) |

Discussion of Mathematics Teaching Example |

Teaching Tips |

Visual Learning Research |

Discussion and Project Questions |

Rationale From Research |

Mathematics Teaching Example: Snail Races (Probability) |

Discussion of Mathematics Teaching Example |

Teaching Tips |

Discussion of Questioning Strategies in Mathematics |

Questioning in Mathematics Research |

Discussion and Project Questions |

Rationale From Research |

Mathematics Teaching Example: Similar Shapes, Multiplicative Scaling, and Proportion |

Discussion of Mathematics Teaching Example |

Teaching Tips |

Discussion of Comprehensible Input in Mathematics |

Comprehensible Input Research |

Discussion and Project Questions |

A 1.1 Geometric Shapes |

A 3.1 Blank Planning Map |

A 3.2 Sample Planning Map |

A 6.1 Gameboard for Snail Races |

A 6.2 Questions List |

*"This book provides an updated and integrated look at math instruction with specific lessons and examples so that teachers can use it in their professional development settings."*

**MBD Educational Consulting Inc, Boulder City, NV**

*"This book addresses common issues and challenges classroom teachers face as they deal with diverse groups of students, including English Language Learners. The ideas and strategies, supported by research and field experiences, will benefit ALL students because they are addressing learning challenges that are common for many learners."*

**San Diego, CA**

*"This is by far the best book on designing mathematics instruction for English Language Learners. I particularly like how the teaching tips do not dumb down or oversimplify instructional strategies for teachers. The short but thorough research reviewed in each chapter gives background for why the teaching tips are so important in developing mathematically literate students."*

**Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ**