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Multilingual Math at Buffalo Trail Elementary

Multilingual students in Buffalo Trail Elementary’s Math Club are getting to embrace their love of math on a whole other level, thanks to an Educator Initiative Grant (EIG).

Sarah Bowers, English Language Specialist at the school, applied for an EIG to help support students who don’t speak English as their first language.

“We often think math is just about the numbers and that math is a universal language,” Bowers explained. “But being able to dissect all the vocabulary and the academic language of what we’re asking students to do includes so much English.”

Students in the club have been enjoying the new materials, explaining that they love math (even if it’s challenging) and how there are always adults who can help them learn new strategies and ways of thinking.

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