Vowels have been taken out of mathematical words.
Can you recognise them?
CB, RDS, DGNL, NGL,
QLS, CN, CT, LGBR, VRG,
RT, R, MNS, STMT.
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This is the Maths Lesson Starter for the first day of October.
It is the month that begins with the 'oct' prefix but is the tenth month of the year.
Don't other words that start with oct have something to do with eight? Can you think of a reason for that?
Maybe a little research is necessary.
You will be surprised just how many activities your pupils can enjoy while improving their knowledge of mathematical vocabulary at the same time. Here are some I have picked out but the full list is on the Vocabulary topic page.
Hexblock Hunter
The mathematical version of TV's Blockbusters game show. Find the mathematical words from the clues.
Intents Story
Work out the mathematical words missing from the story about buying a tent.
MWords
Here are clues to some mathematical words all beginning with the letter M. Can you figure out what they are?
Math vs Maths Pairs
Match the British and American words for mathematical concepts.
Mathanagrams
The letters of mathematical words have been mixed up. Can you recognise them?
Maths Crossword
An interactive mathematical crossword for you to do online. Find the missing words from the given clues.
Mystery Numbers
If '7 D in a W' stands for 7 days in a week, what do you think these mystery numbers are?
Polygons
Name the polygons and show the number of lines and order of rotational symmetry.
Probability Washing Line
Hang out the washing on the line so that the probability words on the tshirts are in order.
Shark's Dinner
The mathematical version of the classic hangman game. Guess the letters that are contained in the words.
Words and Concepts
Fill in the missing words to show an understanding of the vocabulary of equations, inequalities, terms and factors.
Words in Digits
Write the numbers given in words as digits and vice versa.
Writing Expressions
Listen to the voice saying the algebraic expression then write it in its simplest form.
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.
Wordles
Remember these mathematical words for their shape and movement.