6 Useful Math Glossaries for Students

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April 28, 2014
One of the stumbling blocks facing students learning math is the complex math terminology . Not understanding a set of math terms for a homework will eventually result in student not being able to do the homework. That's why having a handy math dictionary around can make all the difference in math learning. I have compiled for you some useful math glossaries that you can share with your students to help them understand the math lingo.


Studygeek is a website that provides tutorials and lessons on a variety of Math concepts including Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, and Statistics. It also features a Math vocabulary section where students can find definitions of Math terms. The dictionary is organized alphabetically.

2- The McGraw Hill

The McGraw eGlossary is a wonderful math dictionary for students. To start using it, you need to select the grade, look at the alphabet. Click on the first letter of the word for which you want to see a definition. Next, look at the list of words on the left. Click the word for which you want to see a definition.

3- iCoach Math

iCoach Math provides a comprehensive dictionary of Math terminology. All the terms are arranged in alphabetical order. Use Command + F ( on Mac ) or Control + F  ( on Windows ) to search for any term. Each term comes with a textual definition accompanied with a visual example.

4-A Maths Dictionary for Kids

A Maths Dictionary for Kids is an animated, interactive online math dictionary for students which explains over 600 common mathematical terms and math words in simple language.

5- Dictionary of Numbers
Dictionary of Numbers is an award-winning Google Chrome extension that tries to make sense of numbers you encounter on the web by giving you a description of that number in human terms.

6- Visual Mathematics Dictionary

The Visual Mathematics Dictionary as its name indicates is a math dictionary that offers both  visual and textual explanations of math terminology.

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