**10. MATHEMATICAL WORD ANALYSIS**(Reading, Collaboration, Discussion, Writing)

**Description:**This skill builder breaks mathematical terminology down into understandable parts.

**Application:**Apply whenever a new or difficult term is encountered during mathematics instruction, especially geometry.

**Process:**Before class, make a chart on poster board that will be used by students during the lesson. Have access to a Latin translation dictionary or mathematics dictionary either in print or online. Begin class by asking students to identify and list mathematical terms within the unit that are difficult to understand. Form students into groups of two or three and tell them to choose one word from their lists and find its morpheme. (A morpheme is the smallest unit of language to have meaning.) Ask students to find other math terms with the same morpheme and, if possible, other terms not related to mathematics. In a whole class setting, ask each group to come up and fill in information on the poster board, monitor for accuracy and discuss. Create a word wall with the posters for a visual reminder of the lesson.

*Reference and/or for more information:*

**10. Mathematical Word Analysis**

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