EAL – a two-way process

by Mark Dawes, Nov 2018

Pupils who do not have English as their first language face a number of challenges when learning mathematics and may need support in different ways.

There seem to me to be several issues for pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL):

  1. Use of mathematics-specific vocabulary
  2. Use of ordinary English
  3. Other mathematical norms
  4. Use of mathematics in their first language.
  5. Individual differences

I will expand on each of these in turn.

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Observing a maths lesson

by Cordelia Myers


This thinking was initiated by the Fenland Headteachers. They asked me to consider: “What does an effective maths lesson look like with the new emphases?” They wanted to know what to look for in an observation and how should this be different from previous observations.

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