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Exploring the Experiences of Multilingual Students in Undergraduate Math Courses

Mathematics Instruction Colloquium

Exploring the Experiences of Multilingual Students in Undergraduate Math Courses
Series: Mathematics Instruction Colloquium
Location: Hybrid: Math 401 & Zoom
Presenter: Jocelyn Rios, UArizona Graduate Student

Abstract: Undergraduate math classrooms are often multilingual spaces where students use different linguistic and cultural resources to make sense of mathematics. In this talk, I will present findings from a mixed methods study examining the experiences of multilingual students (whose home languages were not English) in undergraduate math courses. I will demonstrate ways that students leveraged their home language as a resource in their learning of mathematics, while also highlighting the political dimensions of language in the math classroom. In addition, I will discuss students' experiences engaging in active learning, given its increased focus on verbal communication and peer interaction. I will present some potential implications for teaching in multilingual spaces. 

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