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# Math Vocabulary Module

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### Math Vocabulary Module

1. 1. Vocabulary Module Mathematics
2. 2. Three Tier Classification <ul><li>Tier I: Basic words </li></ul><ul><li>Tier II: Frequently used words </li></ul><ul><li>Tier III: Low frequency words </li></ul><ul><li>CORE Vocabulary Handbook : Linda Diamond and Linda Gutlohn </li></ul>
3. 3. Tier I <ul><li>Basic words </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: the, and, was, cat </li></ul><ul><li>Rarely require instruction </li></ul><ul><li>CORE Vocabulary Handbook : Linda Diamond and Linda Gutlohn </li></ul>
4. 4. Tier II <ul><li>Frequently used words </li></ul><ul><li>Central to comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Explicit instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are students unlikely to know this word’s meaning? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the meaning of the word important for students’ comprehension of the text being read? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CORE Vocabulary Handbook : Linda Diamond and Linda Gutlohn </li></ul>
5. 5. Tier III <ul><li>Low frequency words </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized words </li></ul><ul><li>Content specific </li></ul><ul><li>Should be taught as they arise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is it a word whose meaning students are unlikely to know? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is it a specialized word that does appear frequently in written or oral language? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the word content specific? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CORE Vocabulary Handbook : Linda Diamond and Linda Gutlohn </li></ul>
6. 6. Specific Word Instruction <ul><li>Read and Pronounce the Word </li></ul><ul><li>Student-Friendly Definition </li></ul><ul><li>Different Context </li></ul><ul><li>Engage Actively with the Word </li></ul>CORE Vocabulary Handbook : Linda Diamond and Linda Gutlohn