# What is some great informal combinatorial evidence

## Describe and explain while learning math

When learners observe mathematical phenomena in oral interaction and discover connections based on them, they are asked from a linguistic point of view to give descriptions and explanations. In her study, Mona-Lisa Maisano initially devoted herself to these two speech acts independently of one another and worked out their connections against the background of multilingualism in school lessons. The theoretical framework is based on a connection between linguistic and philosophical-logical approaches. In the qualitative study, the focus is on the consideration of multilingual learners in elementary school who work orally in small groups on mathematical tasks while making flexible use of their multilingual resources.

**The content**

- Describing and explaining from a linguistic and mathematical didactic point of view
- Analyzes in the mathematical contexts of arithmetic and combinatorics
- Multilingualism as a resource in math lessons

**The target groups**

- Lecturers and students of mathematics didactics
- Teachers of all subjects in primary school with a view to multilingualism, especially mathematics

**The author**Mona-Lisa Maisano worked at the University of Cologne, both at the Institute for Mathematics Didactics and at the Mercator Institute for Language Promotion and German as a Second Language. She is currently doing her legal clerkship at a primary school in North Rhine-Westphalia.

### Keywords

Functional pragmatics Translanguaging combinatorics Sequences of numbers in walls of numbers Interpretative classroom research Guided interviews Learning mathematics in primary school Multilingualism of school children Mathematics lessons in primary school Describing in class Explanation in class Orality in class

#### Authors and affiliations

#### About the authors

Mona-Lisa Maisano worked at the University of Cologne, both at the Institute for Mathematics Didactics and at the Mercator Institute for Language Promotion and German as a Second Language. She is currently doing her legal clerkship at a primary school in North Rhine-Westphalia.

### Bibliographic information

- Book TitleDescribing and explaining while learning math
- Book SubtitleReconstruction of oral language acts by multilingual primary school children
- AuthorsMona-Lisa Maisano
- Series Title Cologne contributions to the didactics of mathematics
- Series Abbreviated Title Cologne contributions to didakt. the math.
- DOIhttps: //doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-25370-7
- Copyright InformationSpringer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature2019
- Publisher NameSpringer Spektrum, Wiesbaden
- eBook PackagesEducation and Social Work (German Language)
- Softcover ISBN978-3-658-25369-1
- eBook ISBN978-3-658-25370-7
- Series ISSN2661-8257
- Series E-ISSN2661-8265
- Edition Number1
- Number of Pages XIV, 575
- Number of Illustrations1 b / w illustrations, 0 illustrations in color
- TopicsLearning & Instruction

Mathematics Education

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