Decreasing linguistic complexity within a sixth grade mathematics middle school curriculum: a project.
Simko, Kali N.
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SubjectSecond language acquisition -- Study and teaching.; Complexity (Linguistics).; Language teachers -- Training of.; Language arts -- Correlation with content subjects -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.; Mathematics -- Language.
The author investigated how a school's in-use mathematics curriculum could be adapted to become less linguistically complex for English language learners. In past studies, only mathematics test items were manipulated to reduce linguistic complexity. Drawing from past studies and implementing past ideas into the mathematics curriculum, the adaptions produced a less linguistically complex curriculum. The findings suggest future research and reduction of linguistic complexity within a curriculum. The findings also suggest implementation of curriculum.