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Vocabulary Part 1

When I was studying to be a teacher, one of the classes I had to take was Literacy in Secondary Education. Since the word literacy is associated to reading and writing by most, it would strike many as a surprise that Math teachers have to take courses on literacy. However, literacy is the most practical and crucial aspect of ANY academic discipline, simply because it involves the ability to read and write in said subject. For mathematics, it could not be anymore important. If you cannot understand the words that I am using, then it is almost as if we were communicating to each other in different languages.

So whatever subject you are studying, I suggest you learn its vocabulary.

As the helpful tutor that I am, I will share a list of vocabulary terms that was distributed in my literacy class to all of you so that you can check your own vocabulary. Keep in mind that this is considered to be the Mathematics vocab that one should know by the time they finish high school. If you don't know them all, that is fine (honestly most of us forget terms we do not use consistently). Keep in mind that the goal is to know as much of the list as possible. Parents!!! This is also a good way to see what your children have been learning in school!!!

I give the words on level 1 and 2 in this blog, there are four levels in the list.

LEVEL 1

ABOVE
ADDITION
AREA
BEHIND
BELOW
BETWEEN
CALENDAR
CARDINAL NUMBER
CHANCE
CIRCLE
CLOCK
COIN
CORNER
DAY
DECREASING PATTERN
DIFFERENCE
DIRECTION
DISTANCE
ESTIMATE ANSWER
FOOT (measurement)
GRAPH
GREATER THAN
GROUPING
GUESS AND CHECK
HEIGHT
HOUR
IN FRONT
INCH
INCREASING PATTERN
INSIDE
LEFT
LENGTH
LESS THAN
LISTS
LOCATION
MEASURING CUP
MINUTE
MODEL
MONEY
NEAR
NUMBER
NUMBER LINE
NUMERAL
NUMERIC PATTERN
ORDINAL NUMBER
ORIENTATION
OUTCOME
OUTSIDE
PATTERN
PATTERN EXTENSION
POUND
PREDICTION
RECTANGLE
RIGHT
SECOND (TIME)
SET
SHAPE COMBINATION
SHAPE DIVISION
SHAPE PATTERN
SIMILARITY
SIZE
SOUND PATTERN
SQUARE
STANDARD MEASURES OF TIME
STANDARD MEASURES OF WEIGHT
SUBTRACTION
SUM
TABLE
TEMPERATURE
TEMPERATURE ESTIMATION
TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT
TIME INTERVAL
TRIANGLE
UNDER
VOLUME
WEEK
WHOLE NUMBER
WIDTH
YEAR
ZERO

LEVEL 2

2-DIMENSIONAL SHAPE
2-DIMENSIONAL SHAPE COMBINATION
2-DIMENSIONAL SHAPE DECOMPOSITION
2-DIMENSIONAL SHAPE SLIDE
2-DIMENSIONAL SHAPE TURN
2-DIMENSIONAL SPACE
3-DIMENSIONAL SHAPE
3-DIMENSIONAL SHAPE COMBINATION
ACUTE ANGLE
ADDEND
ADDITION ALGORITHM
ANGLE
ANGLE MEASUREMENT TOOL
ANGLE UNIT
AREA
ASSOCIATIVE PROPERTY
BAR GRAPH
BASIC NUMBER COMBINATIONS
CAPACITY
CENTIMETER
CERTAINTY (probability)
CIRCUMFERENCE
CLASSES OF TRIANGLES
CLUSTER
COMMON DENOMINATOR
COMMON FRACTIONS
COMMUTATIVE PROPERTY
CONSERVATION OF AREA
CONSTANT
CORRESPONDING ANGLES
CORRESPONDING SIDES
CUBE
CYLINDER
DATA
DATA CLUSTER
DATA COLLECTION METHOD
DECIMAL
DECIMAL ADDITION
DECIMAL DIVISION
DECIMAL ESTIMATION
DECIMAL MULTIPLICATION
DECIMAL SUBTRACTION
DIAGRAM
DIFFERENT SIZE UNITS
DISTRIBUTIVE PROPERTY
DIVIDEND
DIVISIBILITY
DIVISION
ELAPSED TIME
ENGLISH SYSTEM OF MEASUREMENT
EQUATION
EQUILATERAL TRIANGLE
EQUIVALENT FORMS
EQUIVALENT FRACTIONS
ESTIMATION OF HEIGHT
ESTIMATION OF LENGTH
ESTIMATION OF WIDTH
EVEN NUMBERS
EVENT LIKELIHOOD
EXPANDED NOTATION
EXTREME VALUE
FACES OF A SHAPE
FACTORS
FLIP TRANSFORMATION
FRACTION
FRACTION ADDITION
FRACTION MULTIPLICATION
FRACTION SUBTRACTION
FRACTIONS OF DIFFERENT SIZE
FRONT-END DIGITS
FRONT-END ESTIMATION
FUNCTION
GEOMETRIC PATTERN
GEOMETRIC PATTERNS EXTENSION
GRAM
GREATEST COMMON FACTOR
GROWING PATTERN
HISTOGRAM
IDENTITY PROPERTY
IMPROBABILITY
IMPROPER FRACTION
INEQUALITY
INEQUALITY SOLUTIONS
INTERSECTION OF SHAPES
INVALID ARGUMENT
INVESTIGATION
IRRELEVANT INFORMATION IN A PROBLEM
ISOSCELES TRIANGLE
LEAST COMMON MULTIPLE
LINE GRAPH
LINEAR PATTERN
MASS
MEAN
MEASUREMENT
MEASURES OF CENTRAL TENDENCY
MEASURES OF HEIGHT
MEASURES OF LENGTH
MEASURES OF WIDTH
MEDIAN
METER
METRIC SYSTEM
MIDPOINT
MIXED NUMBERS
MODE
MULTIPLE
MULTIPLICATION
NEGATIVE NUMBER
NUMBER OF FACES
NUMBER PAIRS
NUMBER SENTENCE
NUMBER TRIPLET
OBTUSE ANGLE
ODD NUMBERS
OPEN SENTENCE
ORDER OF OPERATIONS
PARALLEL LINES
PARALLELOGRAM
PARALLELOGRAM FORMULA
PART TO WHOLE
PATH
PATTERN ADDITION
PATTERN SUBTRACTION
PERCENT
PERIMETER
PERPENDICULAR LINES
PIE CHART
POSITIVE NUMBER
PRIME FACTORIZATION
PRIME NUMBER
PRISM
PROBABILITY
PROCESS OF ELIMINATION
PRODUCT
PROOF
PYRAMID
QUOTIENT
RECTANGLE FORMULA
RECTANGULAR PRISM
REDUCED FORM
RELATIVE DISTANCE
RELATIVE MAGNITUDE
RELATIVE MAGNITUDE OF FRACTIONS
RELATIVE SIZE
RELEVANT INFORMATION IN A PROBLEM
REMAINDER
REPEATING PATTERN
RESTATE A PATTERN
REVERSING ORDER OF OPERATIONS
RHOMBUS
RIGHT ANGLE
ROTATION
ROUNDING
RULER
SAME SIZE UNITS
SAMPLE
SCALE
SHAPE SIMILARITY
SHAPE SYMMETRY
SHAPE TRANSFORMATION
SHRINKING PATTERN
SPHERE
STANDARD VS NONSTANDARD UNITS
STUDIES
SUBSET
SUBTRACTION ALGORITHM
SURFACE AREA
SURVEY
SYMBOLIC REPRESENTATION
TALLIES
TIME ZONE
TRIAL & ERROR
TRIANGLE FORMULA
TRUNCATION
UNIT CONVERSION
UNIT DIFFERENCES
UNLIKE DENOMINATORS
VALID ARGUMENT
VARIABILITY
VENN DIAGRAM
VERBAL REPRESENTATION OF A PROBLEM
VERIFICATION
VERTICAL AXIS
VOLUME MEASUREMENT
VOLUME OF IRREGULAR SHAPES
VOLUME OF RECTANGULAR SOLIDS

Comments

I like the idea of isolating and grouping specific math words students should know before they leave High School. I am interested at looking at the subsequent levels 3 and 4.