Vocabulary

There are 366 different Starters of The Day, many to choose from. You will find below some starters on the topic of Vocabulary. A lesson starter does not have to be on the same topic as the main part of the lesson or the topic of the previous lesson. It is often very useful to revise or explore other concepts by using a starter based on a totally different area of Mathematics.

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Vocabulary Starters:

A Number

When written as a word or words what is the smallest positive whole number containing the letter 'a'?

Alphanumbetical

A challenge to find the number which when written as a word has all the letters in alphabetical order.

Anagrams

Can you un-jumble these mathematical words?

Eleven Plus Two

Rearrange the letters in the expression 'Eleven Plus Two' to make another expression with the same value.

Intents Excitement

Work out the mathematical words missing from the story about buying a tent.

Kim's Game 3

This is the Maths version of the traditional memory game. Memorise 10 mathematical facts then recall them as they disappear from view.

Love Maths

Find the nine mathematical words hidden in the love story. The last letters of the hidden words form an anagram of the name of a famous mathematician.

Lyric Lacking Limerick

Find the words missing from the mathematical limerick.

M for Mathematics

Write down as many mathematical words as possible that begin with the letter M.

Maths Crossword

A small crossword puzzle containing mathematical words.

Maths In School

Find mathematical words which can be made by using the letters in the name of your school?

Mystery Numbers

Can you recognise the mystery numbers from the clues?

Square Circle Kite

Write down the names of all the mathematical shapes you know.

Starting With

Write down as many mathematical words as possible that begin with a particular letter.

True or False?

An activity designed to address common misconceptions.

Verruca Value

The Verruca Value of a word is the number of vowels multiplied by the number of consonants. How many words can you find with Verruca Value of 24?

Vowelless

Vowels have been taken out of mathematical words. Can you recognise them?

Word Search

Create your own mathematical word search for the whole class to enjoy.

Wordles

Turn mathematical words into designs which will help you remember the meanings of the words.

 

Exercises

Circle Pairs

Circle Pairs

Find the matching pairs of circle diagrams and circle properties in this interactive online game.

Circle Parts Kim's Game

Circle Parts Kim's Game

A memory game to be projected to help the whole class revise the names for the parts of a circle.

Code Cracker

Code Cracker

Crack the code by replacing the encrypted letters in the given text. There are lots of hints provided about code breaking techniques.

Code Cracking Presentation

Code Cracking Presentation

A slide presentation showing techniques for cracking simple codes and ciphers.

Four Ever

Four Ever

Generate a number sequence based on the number of letters needed to spell the previous number.

Hexblock Hunter

Hexblock Hunter

The mathematical version of TV's Blockbusters game show. Find the mathematical words from the clues.

In-tents Story

In-tents Story

Work out the mathematical words missing from the story about buying a tent.

M-Words

M-Words

Here are clues to some mathematical words all beginning with the letter M. Can you figure out what they are?

Math vs Maths Pairs

Math vs Maths Pairs

Match the British and American words for mathematical concepts.

Mathanagrams

Mathanagrams

The letters of mathematical words have been mixed up. Can you recognise them?

Maths Crossword

Maths Crossword

An interactive mathematical crossword for you to do online. Find the missing words from the given clues.

Mystery Numbers

Mystery Numbers

If '7 D in a W' stands for 7 days in a week, what do you think these mystery numbers are?

Polygons

Polygons

Name the polygons and show the number of lines and order of rotational symmetry.

Probability Washing Line

Probability Washing Line

Hang out the washing on the line so that the probability words on the t-shirts are in order.

Probability Words

Probability Words

A visual aid to highlight the vocabulary of probability and to debate the relationship between the given words.

Shark's Dinner

Shark's Dinner

The mathematical version of the classic hangman game. Guess the letters that are contained in the words.

The Great Dodecahedron

The Great Dodecahedron

Pupils are not allowed to use their hands to point but must describe fully any shapes they can see in this picture.

Vowelless

Vowelless

Vowels have been taken out of mathematical words. Can you recognise them?

Wordles

Wordles

Remember these mathematical words for their shape and movement.

Words and Concepts

Words and Concepts

Fill in the missing words to show an understanding of the vocabulary of equations, inequalities, terms and factors.

Words in Digits

Words in Digits

Write the numbers given in words as digits and vice versa.

Writing Expressions

Writing Expressions

Listen to the voice saying the algebraic expression then write it in its simplest form.

 

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