# LANGUAGE OF MATHEMATICS GLOSSARY

**A Mathematics Glossary With Multiple Representations: **

A mathematics glossary was prepared to support students to use it as a resource and it reflects multiple representations of mathematical knowledge.

The glossary will assist children in practicing three aspects of mathematical language.

- Recognizing-Identifying
- Describing-Explaining
- Defining-Arguing

**LANGUAGE OF MATHEMATICS GLOSSARY**

- The cognitive process and language development of mathematical thinking are reciprocally supportive in the cognitive and social acquisition of mathematical knowledge. Language, beyond being a tool, can serve as a basic mechanism that ensures the possibility of the mathematical concept formation process (Radford, 2000).
- The method of communicating with students by identifying vocabulary and mathematical terminology to facilitate mathematical understanding (Olkun & Toptaş, 2007) will support children in simultaneously learning mathematics and language.
- For this purpose, our project teachers and researchers identified the words and phrases from daily language and the academic language of mathematics in the algebraic thinking patterns topic that are used by themselves and their students. These commonly used terms pertaining to the expression of mathematical concepts will be the Mathematics Dictionary With Multiple Representations at the end of te project.

**The Words and Phrases From Daily Language and Academic Language of ****Mathematics in the Patterns Topic**

Pattern | Desen |

Sequence/Order | At this rate |

Unit | Repeating unit |

After | Subsequently |

Multiples | This side |

Odd number / Even number | Next |

Symbol | Rule |

What comes next? | Number |

Shape | Before |

After | Order |

Color | Estimation |

Multiples of three | Interval |

Divided by three | Represent |

Concretization | Extend |

Coding | Continue |

Multiplicative Property | Array |

Match | How many? |

Rhythm | Proximity |

Distance | Match |

Remainder | Added |

Arranged in an order | Which place is it in? |

Pacing off | Mathematization |

**Resources**

Olkun, S. ve Topbaş, V.(2007). *Resimli matematik terimleri sözlüğü. *Ankara:Maya Akademi.

Radford, L.(2000).Signs and meanings in students’ emergent algebraic thinking:A semiotic analysis, *Educational Studies in Mathematics*, *42,*237-268