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Language Skills

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Many of the Language Skills that are critical for reading are also important for math success. Therefore, students with strong Language Skills are more likely to experience better math outcomes.

Main Ideas

Phonological Awareness, Vocabulary, and general verbal ability support a variety of math outcomes.

  • Research shows that Phonological Awareness is important for learning individual number words and understanding number sequences, which are rooted in processing speech sounds.
  • Understanding math Vocabulary (e.g., fewer, more than) is necessary for procedural math skills, such as Counting and Operations, and for solving word problems.

Visit the early reading model to explore Phonological Awareness and Vocabulary.

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