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EYFS Math Vocabulary Printables

Our EYFS Math Vocabulary Printables are perfect for extending your students’ math vocabulary. Print them now and start learning Early Years Math words! 

I am a fan of spending time “Talking” about maths with my students, especially talking about the words needed to to learn a new math concept. In this blog post we’ll share with you the research and the math vocabulary resources so you can start extending your students’ math vocabulary today! 

A quick 5 minute brainstorm list of math words and the meaning saves a whole world of confusion and helps the kids feel knowledgable about maths BEFORE they’ve even solved a math problem! 

So for me, learning math words is a ‘MUST’ in all my math lessons! 

And I’m not the only one who sees the value in learning math vocabulary to increase students’ achievement in maths.

Did you know that there’s a ton of research to support the importance of good math vocabulary and achievement levels? 

Yep! Researchers have found that spending time on building math vocabulary will have a huge impact on student achievement.

 Studies by Swan & Dunstan; Hirsh & Nation found:

  • vocabulary is connected with reading comprehension and is predictor of students’ comprehension
  • Students need to know 90-95% of the words in a text before they can comprehend that text
  • Vocabulary need to be explicitly taught first
  • Students from low socio economic areas need greater support
  • Teaching math vocabulary can help raise student achievement levels
  • Students with high vocabularies are better at mathematical reasoning

So it’s pretty clear that including math vocabulary activities is a winner!

Related Posts : EYFS Online Math Vocabulary Games 

EYFS Math Vocabulary Printables

To help you build Math vocabulary with your EYFS students we created

  • Printable Math Vocabulary Word Search Games
  • Paperless version – Powerpoint for Google Slides & Whiteboards
  • Classroom Poster Printables

to go with our Online versions.

They’re a perfect for sending home or for early finishers!

As well as building a bank of words the word searches are an engaging way to facilitate “Number Talks” or “Math Chats” about each mathematical concept. Start downloading them now!

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EYFS Number & Algebra Math Vocabulary Word Search Printables

Click the images to download each Number & Algebra Math Words Word Search Printable & answer sheets. 

Number and Algebra Words List 1: number, count on, count back, before, after, next, more, less, order, counting, between, altogether.
Number and Algebra Words List 2: zero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.
Number and Algebra Words List 3: eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, teens.
Number and Algebra Words List 4: thirteen, thirty, fourteen, forty, fifteen, fifty, sixteen, sixty, seventeen, seventy, eighteen, eighty, nineteen, ninety.
Number and Algebra Words List 5: altogether, collection, first, last, most, least, more, less, none, one more, one less, answer, nearly, big, small.
Number and Algebra Words List 6: above, below, addition, add, together, join, make, equals, how many, number track, number line, ten frame.
Number and Algebra Words List 7: guess, look, dots, more, less, most, least, compare, arrange, same, different, price, how much.
Number and Algebra Words List 8: biggest, smallest, closest, fewer, greater, larger, largest, small, big, large, left, right.
Number and Algebra Words List 9: double, each, many, more than, share, size, same, some, take away, group, plus.
Number and Algebra Words List 10: sort, exactly, list, groups of, pattern, same, similar, different, copy, continue.
Number and Algebra Words List 11: match, objects, puzzle, set, create, make, carry on, shapes, next.
Number & Algebra Words List 12: match, objects, puzzle, set, create, make, carry on, shapes, next,

EYFS Measurement & Geometry Math Vocabulary Word Search Printables

Click the images to download each Measurement & Geometry Math Words Word Search Printable & answer sheets. 

Measurement Words List 1: tall, big, bigger, biggest, long, same, short, shorter, shortest, taller than, shorter than, more, less, tallest, longest, longer, smaller, smallest, small, guess, length.
Measurement Words List 2: days, week, sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday, weekend, today, tomorrow, yesterday, earlier, later, morning, night, afternoon, bedtime, oclock, time, hour, clock, face, hour hand, minute hand.
Measurement Words List 3: heavy, light, heaviest, lightest, heavier, lighter, measure, long, longest, longer, short, shorter, shortest, large, largest, larger, high, higher, highest, height, less, least, most, light, lighter, lightest, weigh, weight, compare.
Measurement Words List 4: shape, figure, corner, curved, straight, thick, thin, same, different, round, flat, draw, build, block, make, pattern, object, solid, hollow, sort.
Measurement Words List 5: circle, ball, hexagon, rectangle, rhombus, square, trapezium, triangle, sphere, cube, belongs, small, medium, large.
Measurement Words List 6: on, off, left, right, top , bottom, over, under, near, far, in, out, up, down, back, front, before, after, in front, behind.
Measurement Words List 7: above, below, beside, next to, between, from, to, forwards, backwards, inside, outside, around, close, closer, away from, in front of.

EYFS Statistics & Probability Math Vocabulary Word Search Printables

Click the image to download the Statistics & Probability Word Search Printable & answer sheet. 

Foundation Statistics & Probability Words List 1: question, display, collect, gather, information, favourite, less than, more than, most, objects, same, set, sort, stack, yes, no.

EYFS Distance Learning Version Math Vocabulary Word Search

Click the image to download the Powerpoint version that can be used in Google Slides, on Interactive Whiteboards, iPads or for distance learning.

Each image contains a Powerpoint File containing all the word searches listed above.

EYFS Math Vocabulary Classroom Posters

Click the images to download the Classroom Poster Packs to go with these activities. They are a low ink version for you to print onto colour card of your choice. We have a BOHO colour theme set too on our Boho Classroom Decor Page.

Math Vocabulary Word Searches ONLINE Games

For ONLINE Interactive Word Search Games Click the images below…

EYFS Digital Math Vocabulary Games
Year 1 Digital Math Vocabulary Games
Year 2 Math Vocabulary Games {Online Math Games}
Year 3 Math Vocabulary Games {Digital Learning}
Year 4 Math Vocabulary Games {Online Learning Fun}
Year 5 Math Vocabulary Games {Online FUN!}
Year 6 Math Vocabulary Games {Digital Learning}

More Math Vocabulary  Resources

EYFS Math Vocabulary Printables
Year 1 Math Vocabulary Printables
Year 2 Math Vocabulary Printables
Year 3 Math Vocabulary Printables
Year 4 Math Vocabulary Printables
Year 5 Math Vocabulary Printables
Year 6 Math Vocabulary Printables


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