Articles & Blogs

Journal Articles

  • Nikula, J. & Nelson, C. (2014). Supporting English Learners - Lessons from Research, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School.  Volume 20, Number 1, Pages 30-37, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School. Volume 20, Number 1, Pages 30-37.

This manuscript examines how specific features of a mathematics task can foster student engagement in the Standards of Mathematical Practice. The manuscript details task development, presents student engagement in the task, and links the task features to three instructional principles that teachers can employ to help EL students to be successful in mathematics. This manuscript has been accepted as an article for the NCTM practitioner journal, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School.

  • Fernandes, A., Heck, D., & Nikula, J. (2015). Student Record Keeping for Cognition and Communication. Brief Research Report in T.G. Bartell, K.N. Bieda, R.T. Putnam, K. Bradfield, & H. Dominguez, H. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 37th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University. 

Staff have written about our work around mathematics teaching and learning for students who are English learners, including the following: