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Monday, September 30, 2013

Speaking the Language of Math

It's time for my students to learn the language of math, beginning with vocabulary relating to four basic operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. After all, it's hard to complete a problem if you don't know what the words mean. For example,
  • Name the factors of 24.
  • What is the sum of 6 and 4?
  • Find the difference between 16 and 6?
Each student will receive this sheet, and I'll test them later this week. This way, I can be sure that they all know the language of math!

Many more math vocabulary lessons and assessments will pop up this year, too: measurement terms, properties, shapes, etc. They need to be able to walk the walk AND talk the talk.