Maths - Resource of the week

10th February 2012 at 00:00

Building language and cementing concepts

The idea of displaying a "wall" of vocabulary to help pupils remember key terms and ideas will be familiar to many. Children need mathematical language to discuss and gain understanding of the concepts involved, so 42rebeils has shared display cards to build a mathematics word wall.

Originally developed by US teacher Michele S. Weiner, the cards include mathematical terms displayed in a way that illustrates the concept they describe. For example, "parallel" has the two "l"s highlighted, "litre" uses a bottle of water to represent the letter "i" and "metre" has a rule. Both the UK and US versions are available online.

"This is perfect!" enthuses CazzleMcdazzle, while jacbonner is "absolutely delighted" with the resource.

Have you devised any visual maths words that we could add?

What else?

Try some inspiring quotes for the maths classroom wall, provided by amanda goddard.

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