Le Grand Union ESD

Adam Shasky, Board President; Scott Borba, Superintendent; Maria Smith, Vice Principal; Duane Habecker, Math Coach

Every teacher must incorporate into his or her instruction support for oral and written language as it relates to the mathematics standards and content. It is not possible to separate the content of mathematics from the language in which it is discussed and taught. Using two methodologies known as Number Talks and 3-Read Protocol, Le Grand Elementary is providing language-rich math instruction designed to not only support students in higher achievement in mathematics but also provide its nearly 250 English language learners with increased academic language acquisition and support. Additionally, these two research-driven strategies engage students in meaningful mathematical discourse and sense-making as well as transform the culture of the classroom to one of inquiry and curiosity.