Maths and ESL

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Maths and ESL

  1. 1. Maths to ESL Learners an experience John Allan
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>E-resources </li></ul>
  3. 3. Setting <ul><li>Summer school </li></ul><ul><li>Media students from same department </li></ul><ul><li>Repeaters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have taken the course this year at least once </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Key factors to success </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extrinsic motivation pass Higher Diploma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better career opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer pressure (status) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intensive session </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>six periods per day 5 days per week </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Strategies <ul><li>Electronic materials developed by maths department worked well with the Softboard </li></ul><ul><li>Positive attitude only </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Did not give up on them </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Taught from an ESL teachers’ perspective </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students created personal vocabulary list </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examined how word problems were written to identify patterns </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internet hour each day </li></ul>
  5. 5. Technology <ul><li>Electronic materials </li></ul><ul><li>Softboard </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Web CT/Respondus </li></ul>
  6. 6. Internet resources <ul><li>DWC Interactive and printable worksheets at </li></ul><ul><li>  http://dwc.hct.ac.ae/fnd/math/mathindex.shtm </li></ul><ul><li>(now) http://dwc.hct.ac.ae/fnd/ </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>For Variety the BBC website was used http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/index.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>For basics which is what was required the Skillswise paths were used </li></ul><ul><li>Use the whole numbers example </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/addsubtract/written/factsheet.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>Factsheet ->games->worksheet </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Math.com http:// www.math.com </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Revise Maths for introducing or reinforcing or keeping them awake during lessons </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/revisewise/maths/index.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  7. 7. Tips and Troubles for Math and WebCT <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>10 exp 4 or 10 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Null or Nul or Not or Ø </li></ul><ul><li>do not add extra information 803 passengers </li></ul><ul><li>answer with digits when asked </li></ul><ul><li>/ or ÷ </li></ul><ul><li>online calculator </li></ul><ul><li>< > confusion on Arabic Keyboard (not shown on keys) </li></ul><ul><li>Ascending order or listing leave a space or comma </li></ul><ul><li>mixed numbers or fractions </li></ul><ul><li>Degrees symbol º  </li></ul>
  8. 8. Final ingredient <ul><li>Luck </li></ul>

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