Math Word Wall Ideas: 10 ways to get started
Math word walls are super important. Math is a language and this is the vocabulary. Remember that we have to not only put up the words but also put them into action. Here are a few of my favorite math word wall sites:
1) I love this pdf by by Dr. Deborah Wahlstrom. It has some amazing ideas! You must scroll down to page 2 and look at the clustered word wall example. Also be sure to read pages 4 & 5 about 5 Star words! An interesting concept that builds a collaborative approach to word work. So amazing! Really Good Stuff!
3) Also there is a link to this site! http://datadeb.wordpress.com/2009/11/13/content-card-scatterplots/ Another great example, based on the Frayer model. Be sure to click on the image so you can see it up close.
4) A smilebox full of ideas from Susan Muir
5) More from Susan:
6) NYC has a great collage of examples of word walls:
7) Some more examples by NYC adopted for Special Education Students:
8) Great Flashcards with the definition and/or picture. Have the students draw the picture on the ones that don’t have it. These cards can be used in a variety of ways: whole group (find your partner); partners (go fish; or concentration) individuals (concentration)
9) Make your own cards with these pictures. http://coreacademy.usu.edu/materials/2008/Downloads/Kindergarten/MathWordWall/index.php
10) Great article on teaching math vocabulary.