Linguistic and Cultural Influences on Learning Mathematics

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

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook

Abstract

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
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameThe Psychology of Education and Instruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Linguistic and Cultural Influences on Learning Mathematics'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Research Output

    Introduction: Considerations of Language Mediators of Mathematics Learning

    Cocking, R. R. & Mestre, J., Jan 1 1988, Linguistic and Cultural Influences on Learning Mathematics. Cocking, R. R. & Mestre, J. P. (eds.). Taylor and Francis, p. 3-16 14 p. (The Psychology of Education and Instruction).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Opportunity to Learn Mathematics in Eighth-Grade Classrooms in the United States: Some Findings from the Second International Mathematics Study

    Travers, K. J., Jan 1 1988, Linguistic and Cultural Influences on Learning Mathematics. Cocking, R. R. & Mestre, J. P. (eds.). Taylor and Francis, p. 187-200 14 p. (The Psychology of Education and Instruction).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • The Role of Language Comprehension in Mathematics and Problem Solving

    Mestre, J. P., Jan 1 1988, Linguistic and Cultural Influences on Learning Mathematics. Cocking, R. R. & Mestre, J. P. (eds.). Taylor and Francis, p. 201-220 20 p. (The Psychology of Education and Instruction).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Cite this

    Cocking, R. R., & Mestre, J. P. (Eds.) (1988). Linguistic and Cultural Influences on Learning Mathematics. (The Psychology of Education and Instruction). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203056820