Essential Vocabulary-VA 2009 Math SOLs

Essential Vocabulary

Teaching specific terms in a specific way is probably the strongest action a teacher can take to ensure that students have the academic background knowledge they need to understand the content they will encounter in school.  When teachers and schools focus on the same academic vocabulary, it powerfully influences students understanding of content.  This document is designed to assist Virginia educators in ensuring student mastery of 2009 mathematics content regardless of their background knowledge.  Every school should implement the use of this document!