Capstone Project Title
Julianne Scullen, Ed.S.
The research question addressed in this project was, how can math instruction and comprehension of comparison word problems for ELL students be enhanced through content specific vocabulary on, many, more, and fewer, and combinations of these words? The research demonstrated a need for vocabulary knowledge for English Language Learners to comprehend mathematical word problems and acquire academic English. The project involved creating a ten day vocabulary unit addressing strategies for learning vocabulary found in the research. The Understanding by Design process was used in creating this project. This project utilizes the Math Expressions curriculum by Fuson (2009), utilized in the author’s school district and supports first grade students’ understanding and solving of comparison word problems that use the words, many, more, fewer, many more and many fewer.
ESL/ ELLs, Mathematics, Vocabulary, Comprehension
Snyder, Abigail, "Content Specific Math Instruction To Improve English Language Learners' Comprehension Of Comparison Math Word Problems" (2019). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 354.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects