Mathematical Vocabulary

Language is so important to understanding and learning Maths. This can sometimes be confusing as some words mean different in a Maths context than they do in everyday life!

Throughout school, in all lessons, children will practise, use and apply correct Mathematical terminology. This will be displayed on our learning walls and referred back to throughout lessons. 

Below is an overview of the words that children need to know in each topic and each year group.

Mathematical Vocabulary Progression through School

Children are encouraged to use and apply this vocabulary when reasoning. Reasoning is an integral part of all Maths lessons at Bentley High Street. Children are often supported through sentence starters, like the ones below, to ensure that their mathematical arguments are logical.