Our discussion topic for March is:
Mathematics Resources for ELLs
How do you help your ELLs achieve success in mathematics, especially with regard to their solving word problems?
With numbers being a fairly universal symbol, most ELLs have less difficulty with computation and struggle more with the reading and understanding of multi-step word problems, as well as the explanation of the process they use to solve those problems.
One web activity that I like to use for elementary students is -
Illuminations - Bobbie Bear - an adorable interactive site that helps ELLs visualize concept of creating an organized list to solve a word problem. You have to figure out how many outfits Bobbie Bear can wear, with a given set of clothing items. The visuals help them with their solution and explanation of how they arrived at their answer.
Check out the link above...
Others??? - Please share...