# Supporting Language & Content Learning in Math

Grades 9-10 / Math / ELL
CCSS: Math.HSF-IF.C.9 Math.Practice.MP2

Common Core State Standards

 Math Math HSF-IF High School: Functions: Interpreting Functions C Analyze functions using different representations 9 Compare properties of two functions each represented in a different way (algebraically, graphically, numerically in tables, or by verbal descriptions). For example, given a graph of one quadratic function and an algebraic expression for another, say which has the larger maximum. Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.2 MB)

Common Core State Standards

 Math Math Practice Mathematical Practice Standards MP2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. Mathematically proficient students make sense of quantities and their relationships in problem situations. They bring two complementary abilities to bear on problems involving quantitative relationships: the ability to decontextualize--to abstract a given situation and represent it symbolically and manipulate the representing symbols as if they have a life of their own, without necessarily attending to their referents—and the ability to contextualize, to pause as needed during the manipulation process in order to probe into the referents for the symbols involved. Quantitative reasoning entails habits of creating a coherent representation of the problem at hand; considering the units involved; attending to the meaning of quantities, not just how to compute them; and knowing and flexibly using different properties of operations and objects. Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.2 MB)

### Lesson Objective

Scaffold math instruction for newcomer students

9 minutes

### Questions to Consider

• What are the benefits of allowing newcomer students to use their home language during math class?
• How does Ms. Segura scaffold the instruction throughout the lesson?
• What does Ms. Segura learn about the language demands of this lesson, and how does she use that knowledge to alter her instruction for the next class?

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Common Core Standards
Math.HSF-IF.C.9, Math.Practice.MP2