Classroom and ESL teachers often discuss difficulties they encounter when teaching maths to English learners (ELs) 😉 The first step is to look at the challenges your students face when learning maths in English 🔥 It’s often said that “maths is a universal language,” but in my opinion, it’s not 🙈 Teaching math to students should go far beyond adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. Even simple math can be learned in different cultures. The cultural background of students can be a rich source for mathematical concepts that may be used in English. These are eight ways to teach maths to English-speaking students. 
It had become clear to me, after speaking with teachers and doing research on this article that it is crucial for students to be able and willingly use math vocabulary. Solving word problems, following instructions, understanding and using mathematical vocabulary correctly — all of these skills require a language proficiency that sometimes exceeds our expectations. Mathematics is often viewed as an abstract subject, which does not necessarily require strong language skills. Mathematical reasoning is essential. Problem solving are closely linked to language and rely upon a firm understanding of basic maths vocabulary (Dale & Cuevas, 1992; Jarret, 1999). Sarah Taylor (Jining Shandong in China, May 1, 2021), amended. 
Visuals, Visuals, Visuals! Three – Practical Activities. Students can use manipulative or hands-on exercises to learn “how” mathematics works. Students can practice maths with tangrams or cubes. If students use their hands they will be more engaged in “doing” than when they take notes or use receptive skills. Lesson or new vocabulary. This is where they can test out and practice their maths thinking. This is also an excellent way for ME, to check what they know and what may need clarification. If maths are fun and the students have been able to build vocabulary and see meaningful visuals before, they will be able practice their knowledge through hands-on activities.