The vocabulary cards on this website match the math curriculum adopted by the Utah State Board of Education, August 2010, and the Common Core. The cards are arranged alphabetically and are designed to help all students with math content vocabulary, including ELL, Gifted and Talented, Special Education, and Regular Education students.
Each card consists of three sections.
- Section 1 is only the word. This is to be used as a visual aid in spelling and pronunciation. It is also used when students are writing their own “kid-friendly” definition and drawing their own graphic.
- Section 2 has the word and a graphic. This graphic is available to be used as a model by the teacher.
- Section 3 has the word, a graphic, and a definition. This is to be used for the Word Wall in the classroom.
Steps to Build Initial Understanding
- Describe. The teacher provides a description, explanation or example of the new term.
- Restate. Students write and restate in their own words the description, explanation, or example given in class.
- Draw. Students create a picture, symbol, or graphic representing the term.
Steps to Create Multiple Exposures
- Activities. Students work on activities that help them add to their knowledge of the terms.
- Discuss. Students discuss the terms with one another and share what they are thinking about the term and what it means to them.
- Games. Students play games that allow them to use the vocabulary terms.
Based on the work of Robert J. Marzano, Ph.D., Building Academic Vocabulary, ASCD.
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