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Plurimaths Seminars, Fall 2021

The Plurimaths group is organizing three videoconferences seminars in the fall of 2021, focusing on three specific issues related to teaching mathematics in plurilingual contexts:

  • October 8, 2021: The specificities of oral language and sign language bilingualism, the teaching of mathematics in sign language.
  • October 15, 2021: (Inter)national projects: teacher training, plurilingualism and mathematics
  • November 18, 2021: Regional languages in the teaching and learning of mathematics

Detailed program and registrations in September 2021

TeAching MATHEMATICS AND SIGN LANGUAGES

The session will be held on Friday, October 8, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.

We will start with an introduction about the specifics problems of the bilingualism sign language - oral language in the teaching (lecture 1, in French). The intersection with the questions of teaching and learning mathematics will be approached from several points of view: general questions related to the teaching of sciences in the context of this bilingualism, example of research on the teaching of geometry (in Austrian sign language, lecture 2, in English), example of work carried out at the IRES of Toulouse around a mathematical glossary (in French sign language, lecture 3, in French).

  • Apport de la linguistique des langues des signes pour la réflexion sur l'apprentissage des mathématiques par les élèves sourds. Sandrine Burgat, Maitre de conférences en sciences du langage, Université Paris 8 (Paris lumière), CNRS UMR 7023 Sciences formelles du langage.
  • Learning mathematics in sign language. Annika Wille, Assoc. Prof. Dr., Institut für Didaktik der Mathematik, Universität Klagenfurt, Allemagne.
  • Présentation de Sign'Maths. Claire Dartyge , Prag, équipe GTA (Géométrie, topologie, algèbre) de l'Institut mathématique de Toulouse (UMR 5219), Université Paul Sabatier de Toulouse, et groupe Sign'maths de l'IRES de Toulouse.

Organizing Committee: Christophe Hache, Karine Millon Fauré, Marianne Moulin, Florence Peteers.

(inter)nationaL projects: TEACHER TRAINING, PLURILINGUALISM AND MATHEMATICS

The seminar will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

This seminar on teacher training in bi-lingual education and mathematics learning presents three projects: bilingual classes initiated in the framework of the project Ecoles et langues nationales en Afrique,  ELAN (lecture 1, in French), bilingualism in reception classes in Germany with the Projekt Sprachenbildung im Mathematikunterricht unter Berücksichtigung der Mehrsprachigkeit, MuM-Multi (lecture 2), and the projet e-Learning Communities for Academic Language Learning in Mathematics and Science, E-Callms (lecture 3).

  • Présentation du projet Ecoles et langues nationales en Afrique (ELAN), Sophie Babault, maitresse de conférences, laboratoire Savoirs, textes, langage (STL), Université de Lille, France, et Denis Butlen, professeur émérite, Laboratoire de didactique André Revuz (LDAR), Cergy Paris Université.
  • Activating multilingual resources in superdiverse mathematics classrooms. What is the epistemic benefit? Susanne Prediger, Full Professor for Mathematics Education at the Institute for Development and Research in Mathematics Education in Dortmund, Germany.
  • (working title) A Framework for Improving the Teaching of Mathematics to Bi/Multilingual Learners. Kara Viesca, Associate Professor, Teaching, learning and teacher education, University of Nebraska Lincoln

Organizing Committee: Myriam Abou Samra, Isabelle Cros, Muriel Jorge, Emilie Kasazian, Catherine Mendonça Dias.

Regional LANGUAGES IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF MATHEMATICS

The session will be held on Thursday, November 18 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Schedule: Mexico City 11.00 am - 1.30 pm, Bogota 12.00 - 2.30 pm, Paris 6.00 - 8.30 pm, Mayotte 8.00 pm - 10.30 pm, Auckland Friday, 19 Nov 6.00 am - 8.30 am.

This seminar on regional languages in the teaching and learning of mathematics presents and analyzes two contexts: that of French-regional language bilingual classes in France (lecture 1, in French) and that of multilingualism for indigenous or regional languages in Colombia and New Zealand (lecture 2, in English).

  • Tension et médiation linguistiques dans l'apprentissage des mathématiques en classe bilingue français – langue régionale, Pierre Escudé, professeur des universités, laboratoire Cultures, éducation, sociétés (LACES), INSPE d'Aquitaine, Université de Bordeaux, France.
  • Several languages for only one mathematics? An epistemological issue. Aldo Parra, didactique des mathématiques, Universidad del Cauca, Colombie. Tony Trinick, mathematic education, The University of Auckland, Nouvelle-Zélande.

Organizing Committee : Caroline Poisard, Avenilde Romo Vazquez et Jean-Jacques Salone.

CONTACTS

For any question please contact Christophe Hache and Catherine Mendonça Dias : christophe.hache#univ-paris-diderot.fr and catherine.mendonca-dias#sorbonne-nouvelle.fr (replace # by @).

These days are part of the work of the PluriMaths research group.