Culturally Supporting Latinas and Korean Girls in Mathematics

  • Woong LimEmail author
  • Kyeong-Hwa Lee
  • Paula Guerra
Part of the English Language Education book series (ELED, volume 17)


This chapter discusses strategies to create culturally and linguistically sensitive secondary mathematics classrooms. A teaching scenario of a review activity to solve Algebra 2 problems is drawn to illustrate four practices for promoting English Language Learners’ thinking, reasoning, and participation in classroom discourse. Teachers can create a safe, interactive learning environment for English Language Learners through cultural sensitivity and a positive relationship with English learners, their families and communities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Teacher Education, College of EducationUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics Education, College of EducationSeoul National UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  3. 3.Department of Elementary and Early Childhood EducationKennesaw State UniversityKennesawUSA

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