If you've read my previous post about '4 Ways to Engage Learners' or have some of my products from TpT, I am sure you are aware by now, I try to incorporate visuals as much as possible. The below example of rise demonstrates how I use visuals with math vocabulary to assist students learning math concepts and terms.
When a term is expressed with a formula or does not have a simple visual representation, I use color to color coordinate the information for students. For example, as seen below, with the two slope equations the 'y-values' are in blue, all 'm' or 'slope' values are in green, all 'x-values' are in red, and all 'b' or y-intercept values are in purple. This assists students knowledge in understanding that these equations and other's they use incorporate some of the same values and may be used to solve for the same concept depending on the information given. It is a visual way of demonstrating the relation of the equations and determining which equation to use with the information given in a problem they need to solve.
One suggestion is to have students utilize color pencils to take notes (guided notes are included in my 8th grade vocabulary activities) and have students also create their own visual drawings to go with the ones provided. Not only do my vocabulary products include images, terms, and definitions, but also, they include station suggestions, guided notes, tips on using the vocabulary cards, and assessments on the key terms. Get my 8th Grade Math Vocabulary product, click here or on the photo below.
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