Connecting to prior knowledge and real-world experiences can help students become comfortable and familiar with new mathematics vocabulary.
These resources are part of KET's Math Instructional Strategies: Number Operations collection.
Many times students struggle with the mathematics vocabulary necessary to pass the GED® test and to cope with daily life. One way to introduce new terms is to help students connect with what they already know or can guess about the word or term. A real-world connection can also help to increase students' comfort level with new words, concepts, and terms. Students express a sense of relief and accomplishment when new terms can be self-defined using vocabulary and concepts with which they are familiar and comfortable.
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.