The goal of these materials is to illustrate how Common Core aligned math tasks can be used to support math instruction and language development for ELLs at three grade spans (elementary, middle, and high school). We used or adapted tasks from two publicly accessible curriculum projects, Inside Mathematics and Mathematics Assessment Project.
To learn more, see the annotated lessons below and read our Guidelines for Math Instructional Materials Development.
1. Introduction to the Materials describes how the materials were developed, and the types of materials and resources provided.
2. Principles for Math Instruction provide the over-arching principles for teaching mathematics to ELLs.
3. Guidelines for Math Instructional Materials Development can be used to develop new materials or to review already developed materials.
4. "Language of Math" Task Templates are language-focused activities that can be used by teachers to design and write their own language-focused activities. These "Language of Math” tasks were designed to support students in learning to read and understand word problems, communicate about mathematics, and build disciplinary and academic vocabulary, and develop practices in mathematics.
5. Writers, Reviewers, and Contributors handout details the team who led and contributed to the development of these resources.