Ideas for Math Word Walls
Below are different topic ideas for word walls in the math classroom. Along with each idea, find suggested vocabulary for that topic, and helpful study resources for students in each subject.
Geometry Word Wall
A geometry word wall can help students begin connecting geometric vocabulary with the shapes themselves. Try cutting the shapes out of construction paper and writing the names of the shape on them.
Geometry Vocabulary Ideas
Encourage students to brush up on shapes with this Study.com course that offers basic geometry review through video lessons and interactive quizzes.
Math Operations Word Wall
Within basic arithmetic, there are myriad words to describe simple mathematic operations. Help students keep those words in order with an operations word wall. Divide the vocabulary into sections, with words for each operation grouped together. This wall will be particularly useful for students when solving word problems.
Operations Vocabulary Ideas
Check out this chapter for help with basic math review, and go over foundational arithmetic using whole numbers.
Measurements Word Wall
Learning how to measure and then determine area and volume is an important part of any math curriculum. Similar to a geometry word wall, a measurements word wall can provide visual cues and definitions for students as they begin learning the new vocabulary.
Measurement Vocabulary Ideas
Take a look at this lesson on units of measurement to refresh your memory of different types of measurements, and their scales.
Number Sets Word Wall
A word wall is a great place to introduce different groupings of numbers. If you include number words, you can create activities where students match numbers to sets, such as odds, evens, or prime numbers.
Number Set Vocabulary Ideas
- Multiples of 2
- Square Numbers
- Whole Numbers
This introductory chapter on numbers for kids will help students master their understanding of numbers, with fun games that review and solidify essential numbers topics.
Statistics Word Wall
When studying statistics and probability, vocabulary can be confusing. Creating a word wall may be useful for keeping different statistical terms straight. Try creating visual hints at the meanings of terms, like mode and median, to give students visual cues through the word wall.