EAL and secondary mathematics
This course is for
- secondary maths teachers and leaders
- EAL co-ordinators
- teaching assistants
What you will gain by attending the course
- theoretical and practical knowledge about planning for and teaching EAL learners in mathematics
- strategies and methods to employ in your classroom for EAL friendly maths lessons
- greater confidence in working with EAL learners
- summarises the specific needs of pupils learning mathematics in a second language
- introduces the essential features of the language of mathematics and communication
- presents and reviews interactive teaching and learning strategies for EAL friendly maths lessons
- provides ways of reading and unpacking questions in maths exams
Catharine Driver is a consultant and trainer for EAL and Academic Literacy. She has wide experience of working in multilingual schools and local authorities across the UK and expertise in the collection and analysis of data to raise achievement at whole school and departmental level. Catharine recently worked as senior adviser for the British Council EAL Nexus project and is currently Secondary Schools Adviser at the National Literacy Trust.
Great ideas to think about and take back to school to implement. Lots of food for thought on how we can support EAL learners and the journey needed for them so they can access curriculum maths from key stage 2 to key stage 3.
Good focus on word problems. Good resources that can be used in the classroom with both EAL and other learners.
Practical activites - useful - thought provoking! Good examples of how to include grammar in maths.
The word problem and information gap task was particularly useful... Activities I can easily try at school.
Great pace - interactive! Great explanation of learning by EAL students.
Lots of ideas for both EAL and general - didn't just single out EAL but could also be useful for the whole class and yet benefit EAL.