Introduce the right words at the right time to ensure progress in primary maths
The national curriculum for mathematics reflects the importance of spoken language in pupils’ development across the whole curriculum – cognitively, socially and linguistically. The quality and variety of language that pupils hear and speak are key factors in developing their mathematical vocabulary and presenting a mathematical justification, argument or proof. They must be assisted in making their thinking clear to themselves as well as others, and teachers should ensure that pupils build secure foundations by using discussion to probe and remedy their misconceptions.
National Curriculum in England, DfE 2014
Our Mathematical Vocabulary eBook provides a series of checklists to support teachers in identifying the words that the children need to understand and use in order to make good progress in mathematics.
What to expect from your Mathematical Vocabulary eBook:
Indispensable checklists for years 1 to 6
Guidance on the importance of spoken language
Supports the raised expectations of the 2014 Programme of Study
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