Lesson Plan: Learning a New Language


Math Lesson Plan

How is a foreign language like an unknown math term or symbol? Help students in grades 5-8 figure out the language of math, which includes words or symbols that must be analyzed to understand their meaning. This lesson plan includes several activities and helpful math vocabulary lists.

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