Numbers

THE FREQUENCY OF NUMBER-RELATED VOCABULARY

  • Which words would you add to the lists of number-related vocabulary below? • Which ones do you tend not to use? • What are your favorite techniques for using numbers meaningfully? NOTE: Activities and games for teaching and reinforcing numbers will be available for a limited time at https://storylabs.app/signup . Put in the book code hedstrom (all lower case) for free access until July 1. Some number-related vocabulary sticks with students, some doesn’t. That stickiness has to do with how often students see and hear those words after the numbers unit is over. If your curriculum requires you [...]

THE PROBLEM WITH NUMBERS: WORD FREQUENCY

-What surprises for you about the word-frequency of the number words on the list below? -What do you notice about the frequency of these numbers and number-related words? -What activities do you do to help your students acquire and retain number vocabulary?   A Frequency Dictionary of Spanish, by Mark Davies (also available in all other major languages) can be the language teacher’s best friend. Take numbers, for instance. Being aware of the frequency with which number vocabulary is used can help us understand what to teach and can also explain why students can have trouble remembering all of the [...]

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