In middle school mathematics, students learn many new ways of using math, so it's essential that they understand how to manipulate the basic number system. This means extending their understanding of math operations like division, multiplication, addition, and subtraction into the realm of advanced fractions (starting in grade six), rational numbers in grade 7, and by the 8th grade, even beginning to explore irrational numbers. Learning to manipulate the full number system in middle school gives students a good foundation for later, more complex mathematics. Of course, along with this, students need a thorough grounding in number system terminology.
The math vocabulary lists are based on the Common Core Middle School Math Standards. VocabularySpellingCity has selected the middle school math words that apply to the key math concepts and written level-appropriate middle school math definitions combined with meaningful example sentences. Middle school students can use these materials for reinforcement to build understanding or assessment. Teachers can import the lists into their account and then edit or extend the lists for their own purposes.
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Common Core State Standards Overview for Middle School -
The math word lists, which conform to the Common Core State Standards, allow students to learn mathematics vocabulary while having a good time. That is because the vocabulary lists can be used with all 20 VocabularySpellingCity games. These and other tools, including printable worksheets and online testing, ensure students have a thorough understanding of the basic number system, while laying the groundwork for learning the expanded number system in the years to come.
The Number System Math Vocabulary
Words at a Glance:
Sixth Grade The Number System
The Number System: composite, cardinal number, consecutive, greatest common factor, natural numbers, reducing, inverse operation, prime factorization, least common multiple, quotient
Seventh Grade The Number System
The Number System: least common multiple, composite, perfect, cardinal number, remainder, inverse operation, estimation, ordinal number, factorization, prime, unit rates, negative exponents, interquartile range, quartile, scientific notation, perfect square, linear equation, square root, scatter plots, least common multiple
Eighth Grade The Number System
The Number System: expression, convert, value, truncate, rational numbers, approximation, number line, decimal, irrational numbers, expansion
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