Vocabulary understanding is a major contributor to overall comprehension in many content areas, including mathematics. Students’ mathematical vocabulary learning is a very important part of their language development and ultimately mathematical proficiency.
A lack of precise language can impede pupils’ understanding and can easily lead to a lifelong development of misconceptions in Maths. Although in our everyday life we can cope with a fair amount of ambiguity, in Mathematics ambiguity causes problems so it’s not welcome.
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