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Teaching mathematics in Indigenous Australian languages

Edmonds-Wathen, Cris

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Teaching mathematics in Indigenous Australian languages has complex practical, political and theoretical considerations. In the early years of school, far from being an abstract matter of symbol manipulation, a great deal of mathematical learning occurs in and through language. Although children learn mathematics most easily in their first language, most Indigenous language speaking students in the Northern Territory are taught mathematics in English, even in some bilingual schools. One of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU North Australia Research Unit (NARU)
Type: Public Lecture
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/143023

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