MEXICO: Mathematics, Equity,
Exploration, Idiom, Confidence,
Opportunity
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Fernando Mota Rodriguez
[email protected]
Maria Saldivar Fernandez
[email protected]
Isaura DeLeon
[email protected]
Buena Park High School
Buena Park, CA
TASEL-M – CSU Fullerton
Presented at NCTM
Atlanta, GA
March 23, 2007
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http://taselm.fullerton.edu
• BIENVENIDOS
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Foundation of Tenochtitlan
Outline of Presentation
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Welcome
Introductions
Who we are
Latino homes and parents
Latino and US schools
Lessons and
characteristics
• Examples of Lessons
• Recommendations
• Closing Remarks
Questions
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Intro: Who We Are
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• Cultural Background
• Where/What we teach
• Where we come from
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Our
families
came
from
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Latino Homes and Parents
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• Kids may be expected to work and contribute
economically to the family
• Kids may be expected to take care of younger
siblings
• Kids may not be expected to attend college
• And if they attend college, they will be the first
generation
• Kids may not have appropriate conditions to study
(either room, materials, light, quiet)
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Latinos in US schools
• Curriculum centralized in other countries
• Struggle with two languages plus subject areas
• Behavior and expectations in the classrooms are
different
• Addressing the teacher is different Mr./Mrs./Ms.
versus “maestro/maestra”
• Some algorithms may be different
(division/Multiplication)
• Placement may be based on age not on ability
• Grading is different. In Mexico, they use a scale
0-10, while in the US, we use a 1-4 scale.
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Lessons and Characteristics
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• Bilingual
• Parents can get involved either by helping
or by learning
• Immediate translation
• Students feel valued (teachers translation)
• Target one language students
• Students polish their Spanish & math skills
• Parents polish their English & math skills
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Lessons and Characteristics
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• Short: Parents need little time at home to
study them
• Convenient: they can be used at several
points of a class
• Provide equity for all
• Spanish-speaking teachers can benefit from
learning correct terminology in Spanish.
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Some Examples of Lessons
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Recommendations
• Find out about the correct
way to pronounce students’
names
• Mark in a map where
students come from
• Learn about their schooling,
textbooks
• Learn about their
algorithms
• Use math graffiti
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Triple
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Abso ute va1ue
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Valor absoluto
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Closing Remarks and Questions
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