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Reading Mathematics
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Agenda The Unique Aspects of Reading Text Comprehension Strategies Vocabulary Strategies
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Mathematics Text Literacy Mathematics textbooks have fewer words per page than social studies text, so you can read them more quickly. You need to use different reading skills when you read your math textbook than the skills you use to read textbooks in other classes
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Mathematics Text Literacy Usually, you can skim over or skip most worded passages in math textbooks because the diagram, graphs, number lines, and symbols contain the most important information on the page The words in a mathematics text may not have the same meaning in another subject area textbook Mathematics is the most difficult content area for most students to read.
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How is Reading Mathematics Different? Reading mathematics is not always from left to right Mathematics texts contains more concepts per word, per sentence, and per paragraph than other text Writers of mathematics texts generally write in a very terse or compact style
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How is Reading Mathematics Different? Mathematics also requires students to be proficient at decoding not only words but also numeric and nonnumeric symbols Many mathematics textbooks are written above the grade level for which they are intended
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Reading Mathematics Require Decoding and comprehending what is read Planning for and monitoring the effectiveness of one’s reading Analyzing and evaluating the content in light of one’s prior knowledge, experiences and schemata Making inferences and generating conclusions based on the reader’s unique interpretation of what is read
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