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Borden, Lisa Lunney – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2011
As part of a larger project focused on transforming mathematics education for Aboriginal students in Atlantic Canada, this paper reports on the role of the Mi'kmaw language in mathematics teaching. Examining how mathematical concepts are described in Mi'kmaq gives insight into ways of thinking. Shifting classroom discussions to reflect Mi'kmaw…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Form Classes (Languages), Grammar, Foreign Countries
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Brizuela, Barbara; Schliemann, Analucia – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2004
In this article, the authors seek to re-conceptualize the perspective regarding students' difficulties with algebra. While acknowledging that students "do" have difficulties when learning algebra, they also argue that the generally espoused criteria for algebra as the ability to work with the syntactical rules for solving equations is…
Descriptors: Equations (Mathematics), Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Problem Solving