Math Vocabulary




These comprehensive math vocabulary lists are based on the Common Core State Math Standards and are organized by grade level. The lists are also organized by the key K12 Common Core math content categories (geometry, measurement & data, etc.). These hundreds of academic vocabulary lists, comprised of thousands of key math terms, can be used with over thirty-five of VocabularySpellingCity’s learning activities. Read MoreRead Less

The Math Common Core State Standards provide clear goals defining what students should understand and be able to do at every grade level. On every math page, there is a “standards overview table” summarizing the Common Core Standards’ math learning goals and skills for that grade and content area.

The Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice establish eight main math skills that K12 educators should develop in their students:

  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  • Model with mathematics.
  • Use appropriate tools strategically.
  • Attend to precision.
  • Look for and make use of structure.
  • Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

The math vocabulary lists below can be imported directly into your teacher or parent account. (See how to set up a free account and import lists.) Once imported, the lists, sentences, and definitions can be customized to the users’ needs. (See how to customize sentences and definitions.)

Math is omnipresent in our everyday world. However, all too often, students see math as a purely academic subject that does not extend beyond quizzes and homework. So, from equations to word problems, for a math operation to be worth solving, the need for a solution must have real-life implications to which students can relate.

This is where math vocabulary comes in, for it bridges the gap from math as an abstract concept to math as a real-world tool. Indeed, words are the key that can unlock the secret to numbers! Some words may have uses in everyday language as well as some uses that are specific to mathematical contexts. An example is the word “right” which when referring to an angle has a very specific mathematical meaning.

VocabularySpellingCity has compiled comprehensive math vocabulary lists to make those tricky math words, a snap! Math vocabulary words help students understand the foundational principles taught in each math concept. Of course, students need to know the meaning of basic math terms before they can learn how to apply them to math principles. From addition words and elementary math to geometry vocabulary and every type of number word in between (algebra vocabulary and statistics definitions are introduced in almost every grade), students can find a list with all the definitions they need to be successful in math.

So whether you are looking to play games, learn spelling or study definitions, you can do it all with Math Vocabulary right here!

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Covering 9th-12th grades