This is how The Wandering Crayon does math–like a language. I have decades of experience with both.
And I’ve been working on Math as a Second Language–in one form or another–for most of my life,
but only recently found the right “scope and sequence” (as educators say) for others to find a way into this world.
(Eventually, I’ll get these off my artist website. But this is good enough for now.)
Math as a Second Language I (A Beginner’s Guide)
Part A: Numbers, Units, and Grammar (The “On-Ramp” into the world of MSL)
MATH LANGUAGE TIP: When Letters Are Not Letters (coming soon)
Part B: Numbers, Times, and Places (done, I think)
MATH LANGUAGE TIP: Translating vs Spelling (coming soon)
Part C: Language Places (mostly done)
(more to come)
Math as a Second Language II (Intermediate)
Math as a Second Language III (Advanced)
A Sense of Place (Sooner or later, you’re going to need this.)
Glossary (coming later)