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    Math Wall
    By LindaR

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    What grade? With math walls, you want simplicity so the kids can have a reference to the terms.

    In my 4th and 6th grade classes, I had the students create small posters. When we were learning about geometric angles, I paired up the students to makes posters. For example, one poster had a right angle drawn on it with the words "right angle" written on it.

    I think it's easier to have just an illustration with the math term.

    Also, a math word wall can have strategies for solving story problems (with key terms to know what math operation to use). Whatever you're working on, definitely have the terms and examples posted, and keep adding to it as needed.

    There are ready-made posters available in teacher supply stores, too, although I'm not especially fond of them. They might make a wall look "professional," but I haven't found them to be very useful for learning. My students loved creating the word wall because it was "theirs." They were more apt to refer to it for help when doing their math.

    I hope this helps!



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