Using mobile technology to encourage mathematical communication in a Māori-medium pāngarau classrooms

Piata Allen


Māori-medium pāngarau classrooms occupy a unique space within the mathematics education landscape. The language of instruction is an endangered minority language and many teachers and learners in Māori-medium pāngarau classrooms are second language (L2) learners of te reo Māori. Mobile technology could be used in Māori-medium pāngarau classrooms to address some of the linguistic challenges. This think piece explores the benefits of using mobile technology to capture multiple representations of pāngarau concepts as a way of encouraging mathematical communication in te reo Māori. 


Digital technology; Māori-medium; mathematical communication; Pāngarau; indigenous mathematics education

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