I know many of the math vocabulary words we use can be unfamiliar to kindergartner's, especially the word NUMBER SENTENCE. I will be in the middle of a math lesson and ask students for a number sentence and get looks of confusion. Someone will shout out, "What's a number sentence?'
You can see the math chart below that we added to our math word wall. Sue O' Connell's book Math Process Standard Series Communication suggested having students draw and label math sentence.
1. The child reads the number sentence on the page.
2. The child draws and labels each part.
Here are some examples
I was surprised when we worked on these little books because they seemed to get it right away. I am sure I will still have students shouting out WHAT'S A NUMBER SENTENCE?? But I think this lesson will help.