This book talks about the difficulties that arise when you are trying to learn mathematics in a language that is not your primary language. It provides an example of the Te Koutu school that is teaching Math in Maori. The students have achieved high levels and are performing well in Math, compared to other Maori students being taught math in English. Although, this book doesn’t pertain particularly to literacy, it expresses the importance of language in all aspects of learning.
Meaney, T., Trinick, T., Fairhall, U., SpringerLink ebooks – Humanities,Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Education and Society, & Malmö University. (2012; 2011). Collaborating to meet language challenges in indigenous mathematics classrooms. Dordrecht; New York: Springer.