Knowing the language of math is critical because students must use this language to understand math concepts and determine calculations needed. In combination with other problem-solving, comprehension, and metacognitive strategies, teaching students the words that indicate number representations and types of Operations is critical to students understanding the underlying concepts of math language.

Starting on 0:20, watch how this third grade teacher helps identify keywords with her students to solve a word problem. By unpacking these keywords, students are able to access key information to the math problem and, in doing so, build their vocabulary skills.

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Learn how Math Shake allows learners to practice identifying key words to convert a word problem into an equation. This app also provides additional support by emphasizing important words when learners are stuck.