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Thursday, November 2 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Disciplinary Literacy as a Bridge to Success in Mathematics

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This session provides information about the nature of reading in mathematics and strategies math faculty and tutors can use to help students improve their disciplinary literacy skills. It includes information on math-specific literacy skills and classroom practices that support and scaffold students’ comprehension.

This presentation will consist of 8 - 15 minutes of an introduction on the research from the field of disciplinary literacy. The next 30 to 40 minutes will involve participants in text analysis and discussions, and will allow them to experience active learning reading strategies that can be used in a mathematics classroom. Some of the strategies will include the use of graphic organizers, anticipation guides, and discussion groups. The presenters will provide examples of actual math text and explore the ways a student interacts with that text. The last 5- 10 minutes will be used for reflections and questions.


Thursday November 2, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Westmoreland Central