Acquiring Math: Connecting Math Learning and Second Language Acquisition
Research in second language acquisition and the learning of mathematics has matured through long, albeit disconnected, histories. This study examines how theories and models of second language acquisition can be applied to the learning of mathematics. Herein we investigate the intersection of second language acquisition theories and hierarchical models of mathematical learning and mastery. This comparison and analysis of seemingly disparate fields of study allows us to develop of a novel framework that helps to better define mathematical learning.