### Superintendent’s Memo #123-12

**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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