## Use of terminology

‘Good’ examples Demonstrate knowledge of the correct mathematical terms & their precise meanings Correct use of mathematical terms and evidence of efforts to teach these terms Use alternative ways & more precise words to describe shapes for example, if child says ‘round’ then suggest ‘curved’ while linking new word to child’s word or words Link use of alternative ways of saying things, e.g.,1/4 can be called ‘one quarter’ and ‘one fourth’ Add the correct term to help children express what they mean, e.g. Child says threes when describing thirds; child says10 teacher adds ‘centimetres’ Clarity around use of correct terminology when discussing different forms of all four operations on number Precise use of mathematical symbols ‘Bad’ examples Calling a parallelogram a ‘rectangle pulled out of shape’ Calling a sphere a…