Here are some of the key words that can be used to reinforce numeracy skills.
+ - × ÷
plus subtraction multiply divide
total minus times halve
sum half product share
more than less than lots of division
increase fewer than group of factor
altogether take away multiplied by equal group of
score decrease multiple of divide by
double difference between divide into
Some Helpful Definitions:
Multiples – A number that is in a times table. eg. The multiples of 3 are 3,6,9,12...
Factors – Whole numbers that divide exactly into another number without a remainder. eg. The factors of 24 are 2,3,4,6...
2D – A flat shape having dimensions in two directions - length and width or height. eg. Circle, triangle, square, rectangle...
3D – A shape having dimensions in three directions - length, width, height or depth.eg. sphere, pyramid, cube, cuboid...
Symmetry - Two halves fit over each other exactly when folded along a straight line.
Vertical - A line that points straight up at 90⁰ from a horizontal line.
Horizontal - level or flat.
Fraction - A part of something split into equal parts. eg. ½, ¼, ¾,⅓
Numerator - A top number in a fraction and shows us how many parts of something we have. eg. ½ -One is the numerator in this fraction.
Denominator - A bottom number in a fraction that shows how many equal parts the whole number has been divided into. eg. ½ -Two is the denominator in this fraction.