Connecting Numeracy with Literacy (Carole Fullerton) | Developing Literacies | Balanced Literacy | Presenting (Performing) in the Mathematics Classroom | Reading in the Mathematics Classroom | Speaking in the Mathematics Classroom | Writing in the Mathematics Classroom | English Language Learners | Professional Development

Connecting Numeracy with Literacy (Carole Fullerton)


From the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education:

Developing Literacies

Through their mathematical learning experiences, students should be engaged in developing their understandings of the language of mathematics and their ability to use mathematics as a language and representation system. Students should be regularly engaged in exploring a variety of representations for mathematical concepts and should be expected to communicate in a variety of ways about the mathematics being learned. Important aspects of learning mathematical lanuguage are to make sense of mathematics, communicate one's own understandings, and develop strategies to explore what and how others know about mathematics. Moreover, students should be aware of and able to make the appropriate use of technology in mathematics and mathematics learning. It is important to encourage students to use a variey of forms of representation (concrete manipulatives; physical movement; oral, written, visual, and other symbolic forms) when exporing mathematical ideas, solving problems, and communicating understanding.
Other Links Related to Developing Literacies

Balanced Literacy

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Think Literacy resources for grades 7-12 classroom teachers.

Presenting (Performing) in the Mathematics Classroom


Reading in the Mathematics Classroom


Speaking in the Mathematics Classroom


Writing in the Mathematics Classroom


English Language Learners


Professional Development

Teaching Math and Literacy
In a webinar held on Tuesday, Jane Porath, eighth-grade mathematics teacher and NCTM Board member, delved into some of the research behind literacy in mathematics and how to better support students’ literacy needs. As part of a series showcasing the Inspiring Middle School Literacy collection of blended lessons aligned to the Common Core, students practice literacy strategies while learning math and its practical application. Listen to the recording.


Connecting Numeracy with Literacy (Carole Fullerton) | Developing Literacies | Balanced Literacy | Presenting (Performing) in the Mathematics Classroom | Reading in the Mathematics Classroom | Speaking in the Mathematics Classroom | Writing in the Mathematics Classroom | English Language Learners | Professional Development