Mathematical vocabulary plays a key role in our maths curriculum and assists the children during their reasoning and problem solving. Children are taught to use the correct mathematical vocabulary when they are explaining their thinking and verbalising their ideas. Their knowledge of mathematical vocabulary builds upon their prior learning and new vocabulary is introduced clearly.
Sentence stems are also used to scaffold children when they are discussing mathematical concepts. These are used regularly within maths lessons during the whole class input and when children are completing their independent tasks.