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Friday, February 5, 2010

A Maths Dictionary for Kids - Updated for 2010

I've written about Jenny Eather's A Maths Dictionary for Kids in the past. Last night I learned that A Maths Dictionary for Kids has been updated for 2010 to include more terms, definitions, and visual aids than ever before. A Maths Dictionary for Kids provides simple and clear definitions of math terms. Each definition includes a small diagram or simple activity to illustrate the term's definition. A Maths Dictionary for Kids does not have a search option, but it doesn't need one as all definitions appear alphabetically just like in a physical dictionary. Below you will see how the definition for least common denominator is explained.
















Applications for Education
A Maths Dictionary for Kids is a great resource for students when they are working on homework assignments or individual in-class assignments. The visual clues provided by in the dictionary are useful for students who struggle to visualize the meaning of a math term. An activity that math teachers could do with student related to A Maths Dictionary for Kids would be to have students review a few selected terms then create their own visual depiction of math terms to display in the classroom or online.