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The paper addresses the fact that modern day students consistently demonstrate that they are lacking in overall proficiency, especially in areas like mathematically based vocabulary. The paper analyzes the article, "How Do Literacy Experiences Affect the Teaching Propensities of Elementary Pre-Service Teachers?", by Sulentic-Dowell, et al., and how it explores how pre-service and early grade teachers may in fact be a crucial part of how students process both reading and mathematics skills.
From the Paper:"There is a lack of proficiency in many students' basic math vocabulary knowledge. It is not difficult to picture a classroom full of children in any typical elementary school somewhere in the United States. The children are working on a math class assignment where they will have to solve several pre-algebraic math word problems. A few of the children have no problem whatsoever solving these problems; however, the majority of the students are either partly or completely lost. They do not understand the instructions, the actual problems, or parts of the problems for one reason or another. Teachers often face these dilemmas and become frustrated.
"At what point did the majority of the students miss the foundation of mathematically based vocabulary? According to the article, elementary pre-service teachers who are lifetime active readers may be more of a positive influence in regard to students obtaining the skills needed to increase vocabulary, especially in more difficult areas such as math. The reason for this is because teachers who prefer a lifetime of reading and continue to pursue a lifestyle of active reading tend to teach differently than teachers that were not regular active or leisure readers."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Elliot, Portia C. (1996). "Communication in Mathematics, K-12 and Beyond." Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
- Sulentic-Dowell, Margaret-Mary., Beal, Gloria D., Capraro, Robert M. (2006). "How Do Literacy Experiences Affect the Teaching Propensities of Elementary Pre-Service Teachers?" Reading Psychology, 27:235-255, 2006. Copyright _C 2006 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. ISSN: 0270-2711 print / 1521-0685 online DOI: 10.1080/02702710600642509
- Runyon, Richard P. (1977). "How Numbers Lie: A Consumer's Guide to the Fine Art of Numerical Deception." Lexington, MA: The Lewis Publishing Company.
- Trentacosta, Janet. (1997). "Multicultural and Gender Equity In the Mathematics Classroom: The Gift of Diversity." Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
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Student Skills in Math Vocabulary (2012, May 17) Retrieved April 19, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/student-skills-in-math-vocabulary-151003/
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