Math Vocabulary Cards

December 21, 2010

Math Vocabulary Cards

December 21, 2010
I made some vocabulary cards over the summer to go with the Everyday Math units. These picture cards tie into the vocabulary for grades 3, 4, and 5, as I’m often looping with my ELL classes within those grade levels.

I put the cards into a Word document, so the pictures can be resized. This has been very useful as I have been able to make the images pretty small, to fit on a page of notes for our interactive math notebooks.

I hope you will be able to use these picture cards in some way in your math class as well. They are organized alphabetically…just click each letter below:


  • danielle April 18, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    This may be just the ticket to convince the hubs to finally buy me a new printer!



  • Terri Thornton April 18, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    I wish we used Everyday Math. We use Math Expressions. I student taught (five years ago..hehe) with a teacher who used Everyday Math and I loved it!

  • Heather June 17, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    These are incredible! Thank you so much for your generosity! I've just discovered your blog and have been poring over it for a couple hours now. I have a feeling my summer will be spent here! 🙂

  • Kristen June 18, 2011 at 2:18 pm


  • Lauren July 19, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    What font did you use for these cards? We use the Go Math! series and there is a little different wording so I was hoping to tweak a few 🙂

  • Anonymous July 19, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    These posters are FANTASTIC! Thank-you so much.

  • Christina Youel July 29, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Thank you!! These are awesome! I have been looking for visual vocabulary for math and this saved me days of work making my own! 🙂

  • Third in Hollywood August 6, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    AHHHHH!!!! WOW! JACKPOT. Thank you x a million! How KIND of you to share these so willingly 🙂

  • selsmith August 8, 2011 at 12:46 am

    WOW, WOW, and WOW! I would so have paid for these. Thank you so much!!!!!!

  • Kristen August 8, 2011 at 1:35 am

    Thanks selsmith, so happy you can use them 🙂

  • Christina August 18, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your work! These are a fantastic resource!!

  • Amy August 21, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I love this. I am teaching a 6-8th grade remedial math class, so I would love to add some terms. Could you point me in the right direction for the font and graphics? Of course, I will send you anything I create to add to your collection.

  • Mrs. Gauster August 22, 2011 at 7:56 am

    How do I download the Vocabulary Cards?? I can't WAIT TO use them 🙂 I teach 5th grade!

  • Kristen August 22, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Hi Amy…I made most of the graphics myself (I love drawing on the computer!). The title font is Disney print and the other terms are Hip Hop Demi. I would love to see your cards, thanks for the offer! And thanks for stopping by 🙂

    Hi Mrs. Gauster–you will need a free Google Docs account to see them. Please let me know if you aren't able to access them!

  • Cindy September 7, 2011 at 5:52 am

    These are awesome! I hope you share them sometime on Math Monday Blog Hop!

    Cindy @ love2learn2day

  • Lidia September 21, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    How kind of you to share these AWESOME resources! Hats off to you, and THANKYOU for all of your hard work!

    God Bless,

  • Señora Stanton September 25, 2011 at 3:54 am

    I am so impressed with these! I teach 2nd ESL/bilingual. Some of these are grade appropriate but I'd like to create some to match your cards. How did you "draw" your graphics? It'd be nice to keep them consistent as opposed to using funky clip art. Thanks!

  • Kristen September 25, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Thanks guys! Cindy, I did share them awhile back on the blog hop (which I love!!!).

    Lidia, thanks for the sweet words 🙂

    Señora Stanton, I used a program called Fireworks to make mine, thanks!

  • Beth October 20, 2011 at 12:17 am

    I just found these math vocabulary cards and they are awesome!!
    Thinking of Teaching

  • Cyndi-Lu October 22, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Wow! These are so great! And what a time-saver. Thank you so much for sharing YOUR time and talent.

  • Jessica November 6, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Thank you SO much for sharing these!

  • Kristen November 6, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Thanks for the lovely words–so glad they can be used!!

  • Jenn December 28, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    I have a Google account, but for some reason I can't access your math cards and would love them! What should I do?


  • Kristen December 29, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Jenn, did you try a few different letters? They should work ok since you have a Google account. I will look more into this!

  • Ali December 30, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Wonderful!!! Thanks!

  • cindy January 16, 2012 at 4:06 am

    I also have a google account and can only access the letter "a" cards.

  • Laura January 22, 2012 at 6:02 am

    These are great!! Thank you!!

  • mpoulos February 26, 2012 at 6:07 am

    These are SO fabulous- They are all over my classroom! I'm having trouble opening the files though 🙁

  • Nicole Heinlein March 11, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing these! They are great!
    Teaching With Style

  • tracy March 24, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Thank you!!!!! they are awesome!!

  • Justwright May 27, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    I'm gonna need more wall space! These are so wonderful. Thanks!

  • Anonymous June 23, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Thank you so much. They are beautiful. You really put a lot of work into these!

  • Elizabeth June 25, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Thank you! This is fabulous! I appreciate all the work… I'm already planning by bulletin boards.

  • Anonymous July 3, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing these. I am trying out a different way to teach math and these will definately help with the vocab part of my math journals. I love your blog btw and have been spending "too much" time here…at least this is what my husband says. Thanks again.

  • Martha July 6, 2012 at 4:54 am

    Thank you so much for these! I might have to turn them into flash cards or something along those lines. So much of what you do applies to my students and what they struggle with in high school! Keep up the awesome work! =)

  • Angie August 7, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    I am currently teaching third grade for the first time after teaching kinder for 7 years. I would love a copy of these vocabulary cards but every time I open a letter nothing downloads. I am not sure if I am doing something wrong or what. Is there any way you can email them to me? My email is . Thank you so very much!!


  • Anonymous August 12, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Thank you a million times over for creating these vocab cards and for allowing us to resize and print them. I am so excited about my new word wall! Honestly and truly, thank you for your time!!

    Grade 4 teacher

  • Fancy Nancy August 14, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    OMG- thank you so much for sharing these. I am using interactive math notebooks this year and these are fabulous. You are so kind to share your work. By the way- you do quality work. I wish I had your talent.

  • Anonymous August 22, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Wow! Thank you so much for these! I love it!

  • Anonymous August 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Thank you so much! I just shared your math vocabulary cards with my colleagues. You saved me a lot of time!!!


  • Anonymous August 25, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    THank you so much for posting these. I am new to fifth grade this year after teaching fourth for years and this saved me so much time while getting used to the new curriculum. So grateful!

  • Anonymous August 28, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    wow.. thanks for sharing.. these are absolutely great…

  • Anonymous August 30, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    These are wonderfully put together. Thank you.

  • Mrs. Castro October 14, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Hi Kristen,
    Any tips for creating my own set? Unfortunately I can't use these since I teach in Spanish. Did you use any special graphics or just make them yourself?
    Mrs. Castro's Class

  • ali naqvi March 9, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Great are looking gorgeous…keep it up…!!!

  • Alicia March 22, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    These look wonderful. Unfortunately, I don't have Word so I can't open them. Do you offer anything as PDF files?

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