Mathematical Language Work Group Information

What is the evidence/case for work in this area?

The importance of language as an indicator for a child’s educational success has been long established.  We continue to see interventions in economically challenged areas that focus on the development of language skills

This Work Group would focus in on the development of mathematical language, identifying best practice in this aspect by promoting a variety in language use and how questions can be utilised to elicit deeper thinking.

What are the strategic goals of the Maths Hub Network/NCETM for this project?

To ensure that language development is considered in the design of mathematical learning

To identify approaches that support the development of sustained shared thinking

To identify and share specific techniques that impact positively on the language use of children in mathematics.