Linguistic and Cultural Influences on Learning Mathematics

Rodney R. Cocking (Editor), Jose P. Mestre (Editor)

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook


The combined impact of linguistic, cultural, educational and cognitive factors on mathematics learning is considered in this unique book. By uniting the diverse research models and perspectives of these fields, the contributors describe how language and cognitive factors can influence mathematical learning, thinking and problem solving. The authors contend that cognitive skills are heavily dependent upon linguistic skills and both are critical to the representational knowledge intimately linked to school achievement in mathematics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages299
ISBN (Electronic)9781136562563
ISBN (Print)0898598761, 9780898598766
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameThe Psychology of Education and Instruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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