Math is an important part of our everyday lives. We use math in shopping and looking at nutrition labels, traveling distances on road trips, with recipes for cooking, calculating monthly bills, placing pictures on walls, etc. Math is an integral part of our daily activities. I explain to my students that today we will play a Jeopardy-inspired game to review the TCAP (Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment of Progress) math vocabulary.
I believe collaboration and team work are important skills for my students to learn. So, I allow them to work in two teams to play the Jeopardy-inspired TCAP math vocabulary review game.
Click here to play the TCAP Math Vocabulary Review Game.
To close the lesson, students complete a reflective quick write. Learning vocabulary is a natural and never ending process. Vocabulary crosses the curriculum in every content area, including math. I purposefully designed this lesson because I know the importance of my scholars understanding the language of mathematics. Some of the language is written in symbols and some is written in words. In order to solve problems in multiple ways as CCSS encourages, my students must be able to interpret what is being asked of them and express their answers with clarity and accuracy. Mastering core TCAP math vocabulary will help them do just that!