Math Vocabulary Quiz!

Posted on January 8, 2013. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core, Math is a Language | Tags: , , , , , , |


 

How’s your math vocabulary? Take this quick quiz to find out.

Describe it and draw an example in 3 seconds….

  • Minuend
  • Subtrahend
  • Multiplicand
  • Multiplier
  • Mean
  • Mode
  • Median
  • Divisor
  • Quotient
  • Vinculum

Do you speak math or do you use everyday words instead?

Use your digital resources to find the answers to ones you don’t know (mathematical practice 5)!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Great Math Vocabulary Resources!

Posted on August 21, 2012. Filed under: Classroom environment, Common Core, Graphic Organizers, Math is a Language, Mathematical Proficiency | Tags: , , , , , , |


Ok, here we go again!  This time with the links!!!!  Math Vocabulary is SO important.  Here is a site to jumpstart your program that is aligned with the CCSS.  Look at the Dual Immersion link to find the  lists in English, Spanish, Chinese and  French.  Also there are several graphic organizers, foldables and general ideas!  Check it out.

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Geometry Ideas

Posted on May 30, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Classroom environment, Common Core, Elementary math, Guided math, Math is a Language | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |


Here are some great geometry ideas!

Example 1

Example 2 (3d Word Match/Concentration Game)

Example 3 (CCSS aligned activity)

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Many More Math Word Walls!

Posted on May 20, 2012. Filed under: Common Core, Math is a Language | Tags: , |


Here are more math word walls.

More math word walls!

7-12 Grade math words!

Plenty of math words!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Place Value Vocabulary

Posted on May 17, 2012. Filed under: Common Core, Elementary math, Math is a Language | Tags: , , , |


Here are some place value word wall cards!  Fantastic!

Here are some more place value word wall cards and more! Super Terrific!

Here is a comparing numbers template! Yahoo!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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More Fantastic Math Posters!

Posted on May 10, 2012. Filed under: Classroom environment, Common Core, Elementary math | Tags: , , , , , |


I just keep striking gold this week!  Here is another great site. Even more outstanding math posters!  Think Math Posters!  You want a variety of math posters in your room.  You want anchor posters from mini-lessons.  You want strategy posters that help students to think flexibly about numbers.  You want vocabulary posters that emphasize the language of math.  You want math posters that you make with your students and math posters that they make on their own with partners and in groups!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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More Great Illustrative Math Words

Posted on May 3, 2012. Filed under: Classroom environment, Math is a Language | Tags: , , , |


Here are some more great math word wall posters.  Be sure to download them so that you have them on file!  Remember that you want math word walls that illustrate the words.  They should be references that are teaching tools, so that when students look at them they see what the word means.

Resource 1

Resource 2

Resource 3

Resource 4

Resource 5

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Great Illustrated Math Dictionary

Posted on September 8, 2011. Filed under: Classroom environment, Common Core | Tags: , , , , |


 

As a math consultant, working with students and teachers around the country, I am always looking for great resources.  The new Math Dictionary for Kids, The Essential Guide to Math Terms, Strategies and Tables by Theresa R. Fitzgerald is just what I have been looking for!  It is geared for students in grades 4 through 9 and filled with many useful math terms and strategies.  I especially like that it has its own Quick Reference Guided to Fractions, especially since  this is one of the areas of emphasis in the new National Math Common Core.

 

This book is kid-friendly.  I had my 5th grade niece take a look and she liked it!  Now, that’s the true test.  She liked that she could find and understand the “stuff.”  I like that about the book too.  I like that it is well-organized into topics that students need.  I like that it is color-coded.  I also really like the Learning with Manipulatives section because students and teachers often underutilize some of these great tools when exploring concepts.  Finally, the various charts of arithmetic and measurement are a good resource to have right on hand.

 

Overall, this is a very thorough and comprehensive resource for learning and reviewing mathematical ideas, terminology, definitions, and examples.  The pictures, diagrams, graphs and charts help everyone to visualize the math and have greater access to the concepts. Schools are always asking me, “What should we buy for math?”  I will now always include the Math Dictionary as one of the Must Have Resources!

 

 

 

Sincerely

 

Dr. Nicki Newton

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A Great Vocabulary Powerpoint

Posted on July 18, 2011. Filed under: Elementary math, Math is a Language, Mathematical Proficiency | Tags: , , , , , , |


Here is a great vocabulary powerpoint that really illustrates how complicated math vocabulary can be!

 

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Great Math Center Vocabulary Activities!

Posted on May 12, 2011. Filed under: Assessment, Digital Learners, Math Centers, Math is a Language | Tags: , , , , , |


Here is a great site that has tons of math vocabulary by grade level.  The vocabulary is divided into different categories like algebraic thinking and geometry.  Under each category students can take a spelling test, a vocabulary test, play teach me games and flash cards.  Check it out.  It would be a great math center activity.

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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