Math is everywhere in people’s daily lives. It is also a universal subject taught everywhere. Research has demonstrated that math education includes many different components, the most essential mathematical skill for younger learners is to establish their number sense. Students’ math fluency will increase and will develop their math automaticity once they have strong number sense. According to studies, the Mandarin Chinese language helps students effectively master basic mathematical skills due to the uniqueness of the language, such as the pronunciation of each Chinese character, the “base ten” number system, etc. The project involved creating a pacing chart that aligns with the math lessons taught at Yinghua Academy, the only full-immersion Mandarin Chinese K-8 school in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The pacing chart will primarily be used by the first-grade teachers whether are new to the country and the American education system, or the teachers who are new to the school’s expectations. The goal of the project is to help teachers have clear guidance on the teaching objectives, so that the students will receive clear instructions and learning expectations during their mathematical learning journeys.
Curriculum, Early Childhood, Foreign Language, Mathematics
Jia, Huishu, "Creating First Grade Math Learning Materials in the Chinese Immersion Learning Environment" (2023). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 1000.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects