Teaching M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Elliott, Nathan


The question analyzed within this literature review is: what are common traits of mathematics learners and how can we utilize this information to promote mathematical literacy in the classroom? Mathematical literacy is a large factor in this development because it involves a person’s ability to utilize mathematics in a realistic and practical manner, therefore inhibiting or enhancing the STEM field. The research concluded that mathematical literacy is not affected by a single factor, but is a multifaceted concept that requires support in many areas of academics. It is recommended that students be taught in their primary language and in an interdisciplinary way utilizing specific content vocabulary and language strategies.

Degree Name

Teaching M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis