Sunday, March 6, 2011

Math Word Wall for Grade 7 Students

There are many purposes of a math word wall.  Mike's goal in creating his word wall is clear.  He wanted to:

1.  Make the word wall accessible by placing in a place where students can reach and read the words.

2.  Attach meaning to each word by including a definition or example.

3. Make a word wall that is a learning tool, not just a display.

Mike updates his word wall regularly.  Clearly, his challenge is to find room to keep all these words up.

The Guide to Effective Instruction in Mathematics K-6: Volume 3 - Classroom Resources and Management suggests that words can be moved and placed in a binder or big book to make room for new words.

This document suggests other considerations when creating a math word wall in your classroom.

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