Teaching Kids Vocabulary Helps Them To Succeed In Math
Introducing academic vocabulary prior to direct instruction of the lesson is a key teaching technique. This is known a preteaching. Research has shown that people tend to acquire vocabulary after five to seven concrete exposures of the word. Explicit instruction in academic vocabulary is necessary. The word should be introduced along with a picture and representation of the word. Using math texts, or through real-life situations, children can be introduced to the vocabulary of math words and symbols. The brain is more likely to remember connected information and vocabulary. Therefore, using real life situations to practice mathematical vocabulary increases word retention.
Readers have the opportunity to enjoy these titles that teach students critical math vocabulary and concepts. These expository texts can be used to introduce students to math words and symbols. These texts offer a great opportunity to enrich student’s educational skills by introducing them to new academic content and vocabulary. Big Universe offers hundreds of titles in many different languages on thousands of topics. Find these informational and engaging texts that help kids learn about mathematics at www.biguniverse.com
by Lynn Peppas (author) © 2011
ISBN: 9780778797654 AR:
Through real-life situations, children will be introduced to the vocabulary of math words and symbols. Fundamental vocabulary such as “greater than” and “less than,” and the meaning of symbols such as +, _, =, are all explained with engaging photographs and easy-to-understand text.