In a nutshell, it is very important for teachers to use the proper academic "math" vocabulary in their classrooms. As teachers model proper terminology, students will
also start to incorporate the proper terms. If you have a student who has trouble finding the correct term(s), make sure you help them out by modelling correct terminology after they have spoken. Our goal as educators should be to encourage consistent and accurate academic vocabulary growth from year to year. Math concept "vocabulary walls" are an excellent visual support for students to refer to in their math classroom. For more information and ideas on how to make vocabulary a focus in your math classroom, please read the articles linked below.

## Teaching Vocabulary in MATH:

In a nutshell, it is very important for teachers to use the proper academic "math" vocabulary in their classrooms. As teachers model proper terminology, students willalso start to incorporate the proper terms. If you have a student who has trouble finding the correct term(s), make sure you help them out by modelling correct terminology after they have spoken. Our goal as educators should be to encourage consistent and accurate academic vocabulary growth from year to year. Math concept "vocabulary walls" are an excellent visual support for students to refer to in their math classroom. For more information and ideas on how to make vocabulary a focus in your math classroom, please read the articles linked below.

Math Makes Sense - Vocabulary

Teaching Vocabulary in Math

Building a Bridge to Academic Vocabulary

## Math Word Walls