The National Curriculum (2014) states that children in:

  • Key Stage 1: Pupils should read and spell mathematical vocabulary, at a level consistent with their increasing word reading and spelling knowledge.
  • Lower Key Stage 2: Pupils should read and spell mathematical vocabulary correctly and confidently, using their growing word reading knowledge and their knowledge of spelling.


Why is vocabulary so important?

  • Encourages a higher level of thinking.
  • Shows a deeper understanding of a concept.
  • Helps children associate words with given concepts.
  • A wider vocabulary demonstrates to children that words have different meanings in a range of contexts.
  • Maths dictionaries are also a great way to help children build their mathematical vocabulary and the pictures help children build a conceptual image of what the numbers actually mean in real life.

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