Use this free collection from The Curriculum Corner to develop math vocabulary in your classroom.
This is another free resource for free teachers from The Curriculum Corner.
We have created this academic math vocabulary booklet to be used during your math instruction.
When creating this resource, we focused on 4th and 5th grade math standards. We worked through the standards and included common language used in math. You will find a range of math vocabulary words in this free download.
You can download this free collection by clicking on the bold red words at the bottom of this post.
We set out to create a booklet for engaging vocabulary practice. We worked to avoid a resource that would simply have students copy a definition from a dictionary. We do not feel like this is meaningful work that helps students understand the meaning behind new words.
How can I teach math vocabulary?
As we stated above, we do not believe teaching math by copying definitions is helpful.
So, instead of a traditional dictionary like booklet, this is a resource that requires students to develop an understanding and apply the meaning of new words.
Students will provide not only the meaning of words but also examples.
We have included words that will be found in both grade levels. Some pages contain examples to be completed by students. Other pages require students to provide their own example.
Along with preprogrammed pages, we have supplied you with pages that you can add your own words to.
There are a variety of these pages so that you can use the pages that fit your needs.
We suggest working through pages with your students. If these are to be a resource for students to refer to, accuracy is important.
Other options you will find include word maps and pages to be used for a weekly vocabulary list.
There are options for the weekly vocabulary lists.
- one for teachers who choose to focus on just two words
- other options with more spaces for words.
Get Students Moving
To add motion to our classrooms, we like to add actions to our vocabulary words to help kids recall the words.
We let the kids work together to decide on the action.
Next, practice the words while waiting in the hallway for specials or entering the classroom. It’s so easy to do, engaging and really helps kids remember meanings quickly.
Ideas for Use
We began with a cover page that you can use to preassemble vocabulary booklets at the beginning of the year and add to math folders.
Or, add to a binder to make the booklets easier to expand. Include tabs in the binder so you can have a dictionary with words related to your math workshop and another tab weekly word lists.
You can download this free math vocabulary collection here:
As with all of our resources, The Curriculum Corner creates these for free classroom use. Our products may not be sold. You may print and copy for your personal classroom use. These are also great for home school families!
You may not modify and resell in any form. Please let us know if you have any questions.