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Mathematical Vocabulary

Mathematical Vocabulary


'Words unlock the doors to a world of understanding.'


The development of spoken language at SMSJ is of paramount importance, given that the vast majority of our pupils have English as an Additional Language. Therefore explicitly teaching and recapping mathematical vocabulary is embedded within our daily Maths lessons.  Using precise and accurate language enables our pupils to verbally explain their understanding and to make accurate connections and apply their knowledge across different areas of the curriculum.

The dictionary below provides pupils with the mathematical vocabulary that children should know the meaning and spelling of by the end of Year 6.  This resource will also support our pupils with their Maths homework.