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Friday, October 25 • 13:15 - 14:30
Supporting ELLs Problem Solving: What’s a Picture Worth?

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Picture (wordless or minimally worded) problems offer a format wherein children (ELLs and non-ELLs) need to interpret the context and make sense of, and decisions about, the related mathematics in order to solve them, just as they would when solving word problems, where language carries the meaning. After solving and discussing a sampling of picture problems, we will explore ways in which we might use these, or generate others, in order to “translate” English word problems into more equitable learning opportunities for our culturally and linguistically diverse learners. After all, what is it they say a picture is worth?


Ann Anderson

Professor, University of British Columbia
Ann Anderson is professor in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy. Her research includes working with families from diverse cultural backgrounds to understand ways in which young children’s multi-literacies are supported prior to and in the early years of school. In addition... Read More →

Friday October 25, 2019 13:15 - 14:30 PDT