# Linguistic and Cultural Influences on Learning Mathematics

By Rodney R. Cocking, Jose P. Mestre

# Linguistic and Cultural Influences on Learning Mathematics

By Rodney R. Cocking, Jose P. Mestre

## Synopsis

The combined impact of linguistic, cultural, educational and cognitive factors on mathematics learning is considered in this unique book. By uniting the diverse research models and perspectives of these fields, the contributors describe how language and cognitive factors can influence mathematical learning, thinking and problem solving. The authors contend that cognitive skills are heavily dependent upon linguistic skills and both are critical to the representational knowledge intimately linked to school achievement in mathematics.

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