Using Math Vocabulary

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Introduction to the Module

Mathematics can be thought of as a language that must be meaningful if students are to communicate mathematically and apply mathematics productively. Vocabulary development is crucial to any experience involving language. Vocabulary is central to mathematical literacy and can have a significant positive and/or negative impact on student performance. Teachers need to plan to explicitly teach math vocabulary. In this module, Dr. Riccomini will share two strategies for teaching math vocabulary.

Target Audience: All Grade Levels