A word wall helps build the Math Communication and vocabulary skills that are necessary for problem solving. Doing activities with the wall, such as playing games, encourages participation, helping students remember the words even better.
Watch how this middle school teacher uses a word wall to help her students review various vocabulary words. Her use of gesturing and asking students to repeat provides additional support for memory formation. This activity can also be used for math terms to help students deepen their understanding of math vocabulary and strengthen their Math Communication.
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By using Padlet, students and teachers can co-create word walls, helping to move words from Short- to Long-term Memory. Watch this video to see how collaborative digital word walls can support learning.