Adding Reading to Math – Math Vocabulary

Maths Dictionary

A Maths Dictionary for Kids, an online resource for math terms and visual aides, has been updated for the 2010 year. Started by an Australian K-6 teacher, it now includes more terms, definitions, and visual aids than it has previously had. This site is great because it provides straightforward and understandable definitions of the sometimes complicated math terms. Along with over 400 definitions there is a small diagram or some sort of interactive activity or game to help children visually see the term’s definition. Just like any other dictionary, all the math terms are arranged alphabetically.

A Maths Dictionary for Kids is a great resource to help children when they are working on homework assignments, individual in-class assignments or larger group projects. The visual clues that go along with each definition are helpful for children who find it more difficult to visualize the actual meaning of a math term.

math lengthIf you clicked on the word “length,” you would see a representation of how long something is. Along with the definition, it provides children with three pictures of snakes and a ruler, asking them to measure how long each snake is. This visual depiction and small activity helps students grasp the concept of a simple math term like length.

Parents can use this tool to have children review several terms and then create their own pictures of the math terms to display or post on blogs online. The site has bright colors and graphics that are perfect for children.

Learning vocabulary is important in all areas of study, including math. A Maths Dictionary is a fun and interactive way to learn and practice math concepts. By building a basic understanding of math terminology and concepts, children and parents can work together to excel.

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