Teaching EAL Learners in Maths – information from the Bell Foundation

Assessing a new EAL pupil in Maths     This resource is to help Maths and EAL teachers assess the prior knowledge of EAL pupils who have had limited previous schooling on entry to secondary school. It will not produce a level but if you support the pupil to work through it you will be able to diagnose their previous knowledge and skills in Maths.  (TES)

ESOL and Numeracy     Nexus Resource  from the British Council   Scroll to the bottom of the page for downloads

A Maths Dictionary for Kids is an animated, interactive online math dictionary for students, which explains over 600 common mathematical terms and maths words in simple language.

TWINKL Resources  (   This is a subscription website that has a lot of resources suitable for EAL pupils and others who have limited English. Aberdeen EAL service has a subscription so contact your school EAL teacher who can help you find resources.

Corbett Maths Resources    This is an excellent website that has a lot of maths resources suitable for all pupils at all stages.

MathsShed     This is an excellent website with a lot of visuals that help EAL pupils with Maths.

TES Resource  Maths  EAL   Although this is a resource that costs money ( £10 as of March 2021)  it will save a busy teacher a lot of time.

Translated Maths resources

E-Maths has translated Maths vocabulary in many languages:  Arabic, Albanian, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, Czech, French, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Korean, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian,  Russian, Slovakian, Somali, Spanish,  Tagalog, Tibetan, Ukranian and Urdu.

Arabic Resources from Wokingham Borough Council
File Type Name of File Size of File Click to Download
Key Words 228 kb Download
Word List 482 kb Download
Word Book 911 kb Download
Shapes 53 kb Download
2D Shapes 1.19mb Download
3D Solids 180 kb Download
Measuring Units 314 kb Download
Time 1.03 mb Download
Weight 262 kb Download
Money 334 kb Download
Polish Resources from Wokingham Borough Council



Czech Maths Words Book (from Bracknell Forest EAL and Diversity Website)


Maths words – Eng – Farsi (Produced by Bury Metro Curriculum and Language Access Service)


Hungarian Maths Words Book (from Bracknell Forest EAL and Diversity Website)


Portuguese Maths Word Book (from Bracknell Forest EAL and Diversity Website)



Spanish Maths Glossary Download here Maths-glossary-in-Spanish.ppt (930 downloads)


Thai Maths Word Book and Thai Cover (from Bracknell Forest EAL and Diversity Website)


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