Maths Dictionary

Many of my pupils struggle to put words to their knowledge/skills, so I’m pleased to have found a (very) child-friendly maths dictionary. In addition to being helpful for looking things up for homework or revision, it has many (mini) questions and activities with each definition and could also be used for lessons when students are making posters or displays about what they know (or don’t know:( ).

In particular, young students might enjoy the entries for ‘acute angle’ (with ‘a cute’ pelican…sorry), students who struggle with vocabulary may find entries such as a ‘perpendicular’ and ‘quadrilateral’ helpful, and students who are more confident/competent with reading should find entries such as prime, index and rational helpful for revision or at the start of learning about a new topic.

3 Comments

Filed under Education

3 responses to “Maths Dictionary

  1. UPDATE: Here is another one, also very good: http://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/index.html

    Overall, it’s less pretty, but a few of their definitions/activities are better (although some are less fun, from an 11-year-old’s point of view).

  2. I wrote recently on this too – see my post for some other reference sources.
    http://colleenyoung.wordpress.com/2011/02/26/mathematics-reference/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s