Superintendent’s Memo #123-12

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

May 11, 2012

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Mathematics Word Wall Vocabulary Cards for Grades K-5

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce an additional instructional resource to support school division implementation of the 2009 Mathematics Standards of Learning.  The Mathematics Vocabulary Word Wall Cards for kindergarten through grade 5 are aligned to the 2009 Mathematics Standards of Learning and provide a display of mathematics content words and associated visual cues to assist in vocabulary development. The cards should be used as an instructional tool for teachers and then as a reference for all students, particularly English language learners and students with disabilities.

The Mathematics Vocabulary Word Wall Cards are available at the following link: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/mathematics/resources/vocab_cards/index.shtml.

For additional information, please contact Mr. Michael Bolling, mathematics coordinator, by e-mail at Michael.Bolling@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 786-6418 or Dr. Deborah Wickham, elementary mathematics specialist, by e-mail at Deborah.Wickham@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 786-7986.

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