# Teaching Mathematics through English - CLIL approach

**Content is the first word in CLIL. This is because curricular content leads language learning.**

**In CLIL - Maths course learners gain knowledge of the mathematics curriculum while simultaneously learning and using English.**

**It is very helpful to think of "4Cs" of planning maths lessons.**

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**1. Content - what is the maths topic ? e.g. algebra, ratio, linear graphs, plane geometry,..**

**2. Communication - what maths language will learners communicate during the lesson ? e.g. the language of comparison for comparing and contrasting numbers,
graphs, areas, ..**

**3. Cognition - what thinking skills are demanded of learners ? e.g. identifying figures, classifying numbers, reasoning, generalising.**

**4. Culture - is there a cultural focus in the lesson ? e.g. do learners from different countries calculate in the same way ? What symbols do they use
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