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Top 5 Things to Know About Teaching Geometry in 3rd Grade!

Top 5 Things to Know About Teaching Geometry in 3rd Grade!
Here are the top 5 things you need to consider when teaching or revisiting Geometry concepts in 3rd grade. 1. What is included in the Geometry domain for 3rd grade? • Understand that shapes in different categories may share attributes.…
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Build math and science vocabulary and have fun!

Build math and science vocabulary and have fun!
Building vocabulary knowledge and usage in mathematics and science should not amount to copying definitions in notebooks. Decades of copying definitions has resulted in many students being able to repeat a definition but not show its application in context. A…
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Stop creating a word wall for your students!

Stop creating a word wall for your students!
How effective is it to have a list of math words on the wall? Who decides what words to place on the wall and who puts them up on display? Students benefit from building vocabulary knowledge. Teachers often create word…
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Promoting Precise Mathematical Language

Promoting Precise Mathematical Language
Why teach math vocabulary? The Standards for Mathematics emphasize that mathematically proficient students communicate precisely to others; however, the language of mathematics can often be confusing. Lack of knowledge of math vocabulary can hinder achievement. What makes math vocabulary different…
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