The Language of Math
GLOSSARIES FOR CHILDREN
GLOSSARIES FOR TEACHERS
The Ontario Math Curriculum contains a Glossary of math terms (p. 120-134) to assist teachers and parents.
Kindergarten to Grade 8 Mathematics Glossary: Support Documents for Teachers (Government of Manitoba, 2009).
WORD STUDY GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS
Cognitive Dictionary (Freeology.com)- a sheet for students to record their understanding of mathematical terms relating to a specific topic or unit.
Vocabulary Sketches (Freeology.com) encourage students to create pictoral definitions.
WORD WALL RESOURCES
Word Wall Cards (Virginia Department of Education)
Vocabulary Cards and Word Walls (Granite School District Math Department)
Mathematics Word Wall – (Michele S. Weiner, Broward County Public School)
More Vocabulary Cards (Houghton Mifflin Math)
MATH JOURNALS – SUPPORTING COMMUNICATION IN THE CLASSROOM
Journal Writing Prompts (Edugains.ca)
101 Math Journal Prompts (myteacherpages.com)
Math Journals (K-5 Math Teaching Resources)
Communication in the Mathematics Classroom (Capacity Building Series, LNS, 2010)
Using Writing in Mathematics (University of Puget Sound)