Math Activities for Vocabulary Instruction

math vocabulary

math vocabulary

Math Vocabulary

Teaching math vocabulary with can be challenging at times. Need some ideas? Check out these four activities below!

Vocabulary Word Search Sheets

You can create word search sheets by going to Google and searching for “Word Search Generator”.  You will find lots of free options to create your own word search for personal use in your classroom.

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Vocabulary Memory Game

You can make your own math Memory game by writing out vocabulary words and definitions (or words and sample problems ) on separate note cards. You can also type out your information in Microsoft Word, cut out, and glue them on the note cards. Laminate the note cards for durability and yearly use.

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Vocabulary Pictionary Game

You can create your own math Pictionary game by writing vocabulary words on note cards. Turn the deck face down. Students take one card from the deck and illustrate a picture of the vocabulary word. My students use dry erase boards; but students could also draw on paper. Pictionary can be played in whole group as well as in a small group station.

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Vocabulary Match Up Sheets

You can create  vocabulary match up sheets in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint. Type all the words on the left side and all the definitions on the right side. Students match up the words to the definitions.

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If you have the McGraw-Hill, My Math, Grade 2 series then you will want to check out my pre-made activities below.

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Springing into Learning Blog Hop

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I am excited to link up with Elementary Antics for my very first blog hop. Together with 40 other bloggers we are Springing into Learning by sharing ideas and freebies for spring. I cannot wait to see all the wonderful and FREE spring product ideas!

Spring is my favorite season. I love that it is a sign of renewal, life, and growth.  I can finally see that spring is upon us in Illinois. I see it in the daffodils that are growing alongside the ditches. I see it in the tulips that are poking their way up through the ground. I couldn’t be more ready for it!

My spring freebie is a math activity for counting coins.

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I found a few different ways to use this printable. First, I cut up the answer key cards and had the students pull a card out of these (Dollar Tree) polka dot boxes and count out coins to match the card’s total. Then they put it all in these adorable felt eggs I found in the Target dollar bin and patiently waited for me to check their answers.

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At another center I cut up the coin cards. Then I had students count the amount and log the totals on the recording sheet.

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At the last center I used plastic coins and put them inside plastic eggs. The students had to count the amount of money in each egg and log it on the recording sheet.

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My students really enjoyed these activities. I hope your students do too! You can find my spring activity on Teachers Pay Teachers in my store by clicking the link below.

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How Much Money?

Thanks for checking out my spring idea! Be sure to visit the other bloggers who are participating in the Springing into Learning blog hop. I am positive you will find some amazing ideas.

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First Blog Post and a FREEBIE!

Today is the day! I am super excited about my first blog post. Since we are starting our chapter on money in Room #7, I wanted a fun activity for math centers. I have TONS of plastic eggs and wanted to put them to good use.  I think my littles will love it! You can click the link below and grab this activity for free on TPT.

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TPT-How Much Money?

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As you can see, I decided to use plastic coins in my center. Don’t worry… I have an idea for the task cards in this activity packet and they involve some cute felt eggs I purchased from Target.

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