Vocabulary Strategies for the Analysis of Word Parts in Mathematics

This Vocabulary Strategies for the Analysis of Word Parts in Mathematics activity & project also includes:

Pair this resource with a reading of any math textbook, article, or book. Learners take note of unknown words and use the provided graphic organizer in order to use word roots, prefixes, and suffixes to help them determine the meaning of these words.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • While this particular resource focuses on determining the meaning of unknown, math-related words, the provided graphic organizer could be used to analyze the roots, prefixes, and suffixes of any unknown words
  • Have learners keep a running list of words to analyze and reference
Classroom Considerations

  • While students can use the included lists to look up some roots and prefixes, you may need to provide an additional resource, possibly online, to help learners look up other roots, prefixes, and suffixes
Pros

  • Provides explanation on how word part analysis can help students as well as some tips on completing the activity with English language learners
  • Comes two sample charts, already filled out, that you can show to your class as models
  • Provides lists of Greek and Latin roots and Greek and Latin prefixes
Cons

  • None